FRIDAY Update:   Summer Ends Today – Nice First Weekend of Fall

Good Morning!   Welcome to the last official day of summer.  Our weather is quiet.  Our string of beautiful days will continue.   Mostly sunny through the weekend with highs in the upper 80’s and very tolerable humidity. Nights in the low 60’s.  The risk of showers and perhaps of few thunderstorms will return to the forecast next Monday through Wednesday as a frontal system moves into the area.  There’s drama off the Southeast US coastline.  Potential Tropical Cyclone 16 will bring rough weather up the US East coast this weekend.  But, it won’t affect us.  Here’s my brief forecast discussion.

TODAY:    Lots of sunshine. Still, tolerable humidity.  High 88. Rain chance just about zero.  NE wind 6 to 12.  Mostly clear and comfortably cool tonight.  Low 63. 

Stormy off the SE US Coast.  Active to the west and northwest.  We are in a good spot today and for the weekend.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Our string of beautiful days continues.   Mostly sunny through the weekend with highs in the upper 80’s and very tolerable humidity. Nights in the low 60’s.   Dry and storm free.  Fall officially begins Saturday at 1:49 AM.  The Autumnal Equinox. Small rain chance Monday , Monday night,  Tuesday and into Wednesday. 

Most of the heaviest rain will stay west and northwest of us.  Our expected rainfall through Wednesday will be rather spotty.

AUTUMNAL EQUINOX TOMORROW:  Today is the last official day of summer.  Fall begins in the wee hours of Saturday AM at 1:49 CDT.  The Autumnal Equinox.  South of the Equator it’s the first day of Spring. 

TROPICAL UPDATE:  There are currently 3 features in the Atlantic,  including PTC 16  Hurricane Nigel.  There is an Area to Watch in the eastern Atlantic.  The next two available names are:  Ophelia  and Philippe. There are no tropical concerns in our part of the world. 

Potential Tropical Storm 16 is 325 south of Cape Hatteras, moving north at 14, with winds of 50 mph.  It is expected to acquire Tropical Characteristics before it reaches North Carolina.  Tropical Storm Warnings continue from North Carolina to Delaware.  It’ll be a rough weekend along the US East Coast.  The next name on the list Ophelia . 

Thanks for reading this Blog this morning! We are LIVE on the radio from 6 to 9 on NewsTalk 93.1.    I’ll have another update for you in the morning.  Have a nice weekend!


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