Showers Thunderstorms Wednesday Night Ahead of Autumn Air Late Week
Fiona To Pass Well East
Last night’s cold front has passed to the east and we are now headed into a day of sunshine and lower humidity as dew points drop into the 50s. High temperatures this afternoon will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s and no rain is forecast. We will see clear skies tonight as weak high pressure moves to the east. Lows will be in the 50s with lower 60s along the coast and in warmer urban settings.
Wednesday will be the last very warm day we will see for awhile. We have a strong cold front headed our way. Humidity levels will come up a bit but it won’t be out of control. Highs will be in a range of 80 to 85 in most places. Showers and thunderstorms will likely hold off until overnight as the front approaches and passes through Thursday morning.
There may be some lingering showers Thursday morning before they move out and we see improving weather conditions with decreasing clouds and perhaps some developing afternoon sunshine. The cold front will act as a broom and a boundary as Major Hurricane Fiona moves up the East Coast offshore. It will pass very close to or northwest of Bermuda tonight and could be a serious risk to parts of Nova Scotial & Newfoundland Friday night into Saturday. For the Eastern US the hurricane joins a strong upper trough to usher in very cool air (for this time of year) that will last into the weekend.
Thursday highs will be in the 70s in most places with an increasing northwest wind. We will cool off some Thursday night with Friday morning lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Friday will be a breezy to occasionally windy day with some sunshine. Highs Friday will be just in the low to mid 60s with some inland areas not getting out of the 50s!
The weekend will start dry and very cool Saturday morning with lows in the mid 40s to lower 50s. Saturday looks nice and sunny as the core of the cool dry air moves overhead. Highs will be in the mid 60s to some lower 70s. Another cold front and another cool air mass approaches Sunday with sunshine and arriving clouds with highs into the 70s. Showers and some thunderstorms are possible Sunday night into Monday.
HURRICANE FIONA NEARS SOUTHEAST BAHAMAS, FORECAST TO PASS CLOSE TO BERMUDA AND THEN RISKS RISE FOR EASTERN NOVA SCOTIA & NEWFOUNDLAND
Fional is a major hurricane with 115 mph winds. Hurricane Warnings are posted for Turks & Caicos Islands and Tropical Storm Warnings are up for the Southeastern Bahamas. Fiona will then turn north and northeast Wednesday and Thursday passing close to but northwest of Bermuda. From there a turn back to the north is likely and this increases risks to Nova Scotial & Newfoundland late Friday night and Saturday. We will discuss this further in separate posts on Patreon later today, on my Weather in 5 Show & tonight on the Joe & Joe Weather Show on youtube.
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