Daily Archives: September 2, 2019

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Tracking Hurricane Dorian and Local Changes

Good Monday and Happy Labor Day. It’s all eyes on this historic Hurricane Dorian and where it goes over the next few days. This storm became one of the strongest hurricanes on record and has areas from Florida to North Carolina on red alert.

I will get to Dorian in a bit, but let’s start with what’s going on here in Kentucky.  A weak cold front is dropping in from the northwest today, bringing a scattering of showers and thunderstorms. Just like the past few days, this action won’t be widespread, but a couple of cookout crashers will rumble through.

Here are your tracking tools…

Tuesday looks like a very warm and windy day ahead of a cold front dropping in here on Wednesday. That should bring a broken line of showers and storms in here. Temps behind this will drop quickly with lows deep into the 50s by Thursday morning. The NAM even shows a few upper 40s…

What happens after this depends on the exact movement of Hurricane Dorian. As mentioned, this storm hit historic levels on Sunday as it ripped into the Bahamas. The satellite shot of this storm continues to amaze…

Dorian continues to slowly head toward the Florida coast, but should gradually turn northward over the next few days. That will bring it up the coast and toward the Carolinas later in the week. Here’s the latest specifics and track forecast from the National Hurricane Center…

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Here are the latest Hurricane Model forecasts…

The GFS Ensembles…

The overnight GFS showed a terrible scenario of a storm running the east coast of Florida into the Carolinas then sideswiping the northeast…

A shot of cool comes in after Dorian finally gets out of the way, but the extent of that is yet to be determined.

Happy Labor Day and take care.

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