Labor Day Holiday Weekend No Serious Issues Dorian Nears Florida Monday
All the attention is being focused on Hurricane Dorian which is not a big shock. We on the other hand are on the opposite end of the weather spectrum as we have a satellite picture this morning which is nice and clear from Virginia to New England. The clouds to the west are with a cold front that arrives later this evening and tonight. The front is weak and has very little with as far as shower activity. The regional radar has a few showers well north in NY state close to the Canadian border. We don’t execpt any issues today from this front as it should be mostly sunny for most of the day with highs reaching the low to mid 80s. Humidity levels today will remain reasonable.
Once the front passes we have another dry high building in from the Great Lakes. We have a bone dry Saturday with lots of sunshine with highs in the 70s to near 80. It will be a terrific start to the Labor Day holiday weekend.
This high is going to be moving out to the east on Sunday setting us an onshore flow but there should still be plenty of dry air around. We see Sunday being no worse than partly sunny with most highs in the upper 70s to lower 80. I don’t believe there is any shower risk on Sunday.
Monday we will start to see more clouds coming into the mix and the humidity will come up. We will lean toward a more optimistic partly sunny forecast with the chance for a spot shower with highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s in some places.
Next week of course it will be about Dorian and its impact to the Bahamas and Florida. Then we start to look at what might happen down the road. Tuesday will be warm and humid with another cold front approaching with some showers for Wednesday of next week. After that another cool big high builds into the Northeast for Thursday and Friday.
Dorian at this point assuming everything moves along will be moving northward possibly into the Southeast US or perhaps emerging back into the Atlantic off the Georgia coast. It is pointless at this stage to focus at all on the long range since we have too many short range issues with regards to Dorian to work out including a more specific landfall range. One thing that could happen after all this is done is we could have a rather robust shot of cool air coming into the Northeast once Dorian gets out of the way.
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