Thunderstorms Approaching Tonight Front Stalls Wednesday
Of course even though we have a Category 5 hurricane we do have some local weather to deal with today and that is the chance for some thunderstorms this evening. The Storm Prediction Center has our area in a slight risk for severe weather this evening. Thunderstorms are revving up on the radar but they should not get in here until later this evening. Temperatures this afternoon are very warm and humid with highs topping in the mid to upper 80s.
For now the local radars are quiet but they should get busy this evening. Some isolated severe thunderstorms are possible.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Wednesday we will see the front stall out which means we will be in lots of clouds and there will be some rain around. It will be much cooler on Wednesday with most highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.
Weather conditions will improve on Thursday with some sunshine. Friday through Sunday should be beautiful with lots of sunshine each day and highs mostly in the low to mid 70s. Sunday Hurricane Irma will be possibly impacting Florida. We will have more on Irma later this evening.
HURRICANE IRMA CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE 185 MPH WINDS
..POTENTIALLY CATASTROPHIC CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE IRMA HEADING
TOWARD THE LEEWARD ISLANDS…
…PREPARATIONS SHOULD BE NEARING COMPLETION IN THE EASTERNMOST
SUMMARY OF 200 PM AST…1800 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 180 MI…290 KM E OF ANTIGUA
ABOUT 185 MI…295 KM ESE OF BARBUDA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…185 MPH…295 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 275 DEGREES AT 14 MPH…22 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…926 MB…27.34 INCHES
WATCHES AND WARNINGS
CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY:
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Hurricane Warning is in effect for…
* Antigua, Barbuda, Anguilla, Montserrat, St. Kitts, and Nevis
* Saba, St. Eustatius, and Sint Maarten
* Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy
* British Virgin Islands
* U.S. Virgin Islands
* Puerto Rico, Vieques, and Culebra
A Hurricane Watch is in effect for…
* Dominican Republic from Cabo Engano to the northern border with
* Haiti from the northern border with the Dominican Republic to Le
Mole St. Nicholas
* Turks and Caicos Islands
* Southeastern Bahamas