TONIGHT: Mostly Cloudy. Lo 59.
FRIDAY: AM Clouds, PM Sun, Breezy. Hi 71. Winds: N 5-15 mph.
SATURDAY: Sunny and Cooler. Hi 65. Winds: N 5-10 mph.
Today featured increasing clouds and some periods of sunshine, but no rain as the remnants of Sally continue to push south and east of the region too. Today also brought some slightly warmer conditions. Highs hit the low to mid-70s. Tonight the clouds do stay with us with lows dropping to the middle and upper 50s. It may be our last mild night for several nights.
Another ridge of high pressure should build in for more spectacular weather by the upcoming weekend! Expect sunny skies with highs in the 60s and lows in the 40s. While the tropics remain active, our weather looks fairly quiet. Get outside! No rain appears in the extended forecast.
Tropical Update: Sally battered the Gulf coast with historic flooding as it made landfall yesterday and it continues to be a slow-moving system. The storm has now weakened, but it continues to provide a lot of rain to the Mid-Atlantic states- except for Pennsylvania. It will stay south of our region, just bringing Central PA some clouds tonight through early Friday. It will move off the coast quickly by tomorrow afternoon.
In addition to Sally, we are monitoring two other tropical systems in the Atlantic: Teddy and Vicky. Vicky has weakened substantially with the storm now listed as post-tropical. This storm will continue to fizzle. Teddy continues to quickly intensify, now at Category 4 strength with winds around the center at 140 mph. It now joins Laura as the second Atlantic basin storm to reach that intensity. Thankfully any threat to land appears minimal at this point. Some models do bring that system along the New England coast by the middle of next week, but again that is a far out forecast at this time. It’s something we will be watching closely. Stay tuned!
-Meteorologist Dan Tomaso