Daily Archives: September 13, 2019

Time posted: 2:07 am

A Nice Break For The Weekend

Good Friday, folks. We’ve made it to the end of the week, but those hot temps are hanging tough for one more day. As we head into the weekend, we will see a much better feeling brand of air moving into the region. That’s certainly good news. The bad news? Temps turn toasty again early next week as we watch the tropics.

Let’s begin with today because things could get a little active for some as a cold front drops in. Ahead of this front, temps are back into the 90s with high humidity levels. A couple of showers and storms could flare up, but much of the action will be along and ahead of the front this evening. There’s even a small risk for a few strong or locally severe storms.

Here’s the area the SPC is highlighting for the low-end chance…

Your tracking tools for the day…

The front continues to press into the state overnight as showers and storms push farther south and east into the state. This still isn’t a widespread rain event by any means, but some locally heavy downpours will show up.

This front sags to our south on Saturday as much cooler and drier air settles in, but a few leftover showers and storms should linger in the south and east. Temps are still a bit above normal, but nothing like what we’ve been seeing of late.

Sunday starts in the 50s then warms deep into the 80s. 90 degree temps are a good bet AGAIN early next week. At the same time, a tropical system is gathering steam and should get named early this weekend as it heads across the Bahamas and into Florida. This storm no longer looks like it will cross into the Gulf. Instead, it may hug the southeast coast…

cone graphic

With this storm no longer looking like a Gulf system, that totally changes the look around here for the rest of next week.

As this storm meanders across the southeast coast, it may have another one developing quickly behind it in the Caribbean…

The potential of two tropical systems not far from the east coast at the same time means some wild model swings are coming. What happens with these two will obviously have a huge say in the weather across our part of the world. That’s especially true with a deepening trough likely to dig into the eastern part of the country.

Make it a great Friday and take care.