Good morning! What a beautiful start to our morning. Sweet little cotton ball fair weather clouds floating over Saint Henry school…
Rain-free and smooth sailing on our morning commute. Early morning dense fog is now a thing of the past.
Mild temperatures in the upper 60s to lower 70s will climb into the upper 80s but with high humidity, it could feel as hot as the lower 90s.
So much for a summer to fall transition! First official day of fall is on Friday.
Not a whole lot of change in the days ahead. It’s hot and soupy with the chance ofr isolated afternoon thunderstorms.
Update on Hurricane Maria — currently a category 4 major hurricane moving northwest at 13 mph with 145 mph max sustained winds. Maria made a direct hit to Puerto Rico very early this morning bringing catastrophic damage. Life-threatening storm surge, wind and flooding have been major concerns. Such a devastating situation. Our prayers go out to all those impacted.
Maria will continue barreling northwest, just offshore the Dominican Republic overnight tonight. By Friday overnight into Saturday, Maria is expected to drop to a category 3 (still considered a major hurricane) and switch gears to turn a bit further east. Latest data suggests a further push out east into the Atlantic, away from the coastline of Florida. This is good news for those who call the sunshine state home. They’ll still see rain and high surf but nothing like what Caribbean is going through.
Here’s another storm to mention, from a category 1 to now a Tropical Storm, Jose is off the coast of the northeast. The latest forecast track of Jose is very unique and quite interesting, expected to make a loop de loo and pull a U-turn back to the direction it came from. I’ve never seen anything like it.
Dan Thomas will have updates on Maria, Jose and our local weeekend weather coming up on News 4 at 4, 5, 6 and 10 tonight. He’s filling in for Chief Meteorologist Lisa Spencer.
Have a wonderful day and I’ll see you dark and early tomorrow morning at 4!
-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren