Summer Ending Like...Summer
High pressure will slip just enough to the south today to allow a weak trough (an area of disturbed weather) to move into the Midlands the next few days, this will increase our chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms. The air is still rather dry, so shower/storm coverage will be limited with a 20%-30% chance over the next few days. Strong high pressure will move in by the weekend and more than likely will be here for several days (until at least next Wednesday) this means warm, mostly sunny days and clear, mild nights.
Hurricane Maria is still a Cat 5 storm with wind speeds of 165mph, moving to the WNW at 10mph. At this time all the dynamics point to Maria to remain off shore of the SE coast as it moves to the NNE the next few days.
Today: Mostly sunny, very warm and a bit more humid, 20% chance of late afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs lower 90s
Thursday: Mostly sunny, warm/humid, 20% chance of late afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Highs lower 90s
Friday: Partly cloudy, warm, 30% chance of showers and thunderstorms, highs upper 80s
Hurricane Maria is a Category 5 hurricane and will be a catastrophic storm to the island of Puerto Rico. Maximum sustained winds of 165mph moving WNW at 10mph. Hurricane force winds extend 60 miles from the eye of the storm. Sustained winds of 104 miles per hour with gust up to 137 have been reported this morning west of St. Croix in the Virgin Islands. Maria will continue to move WNW before turning to the N by Friday night.
Maria looks to remain off shore of the US coast through Monday morning.
Tropical Storm Jose has winds of 70 mph and is moving NE at 9mph. The storm will remain over the Atlantic. It's currently located 210 miles S of Nantucket, Mass.
Meteorologist Tim Miller
Partly Cloudy, Isolated Shower