Record High Temperatures Maria Threatens North Carolina Coast
Record High Temperatures
Maria Threatens North Carolina Coast
We will have more on Hurricane Maria later today. Maria has been moving northward and weather models make for a very close pass to the Outer Banks of North Carolina & perhaps as far north as Virginia Beach. Hurricane Watches and tropical storm watches are likely to go up later today for a portion of this area. Maria is not going to be a threat to the Northeast or Northern Areas of the Middle Atlantic as the jet stream is not conducive for bringing Maria northward.
In the meantime the entire eastern half of the United States basks in sunshine today as a ridge of high pressure aloft remains in full control of the weather in the East and it will make for a run for record highs this afternoon in the 80s to near 90.
Radars are quiet and there is no rainfall to worry about for us into at least Tuesday. After that Maria will be near North Carolina on Wednesday while we start to deal with an onshore flow clouds which will begin to impact temperatures. A cold front will move through Thursday with a few showers and then the weekend brings some questions depending on which model you look at.