Good morning everyone!
Skies are cloudy and light rain is falling over most of the area, temperatures are quite cool with readings ranging from the upper 50s in Clifton down to some upper 40s well inland, winds are from the north 10-15 mph. The 56 temperature in Clifton is the lowest reading since June 12th.
The front to our south and high pressure off the New England coast will give us a cloudy and chilly day today with periods of rain, temperatures will not rise much with highs only in the 60s.
More rain tonight into Monday and may be heavy at times as a warm front approaches from the south and the remnants of Gordon moves into the area, 1-2 inches of rain is likely. Temperatures will not be as cool and even rise Monday night as the warm front pushes through the area.
Warm and humid weather returns for Tuesday and last the rest of the week along with chances of showers and thunderstorms on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tropical cyclone Florence is expected to become a major hurricane as it approaches the Carolinas. At the present time it is unclear how it will affect our area but the models have the storm stall along the Carolina coast and either then move out to sea or dissipate inland over Virginia, in either case it will affect our coastal areas with high surf and dangerous riptides.
TODAY – SEP 9 – Periods of rain, cool with highs only in the mid 60s.
TONIGHT – Rain, low in the upper 50s.
MONDAY – SEP 10 – Cloudy with periods of rain likely, rain may be heavy at times, high in the low 70s.
TUESDAY – SEP 11 – Mostly cloudy, warmer and more humid with showers and thunderstorms likely, high in the mid 80s.
WEDNESDAY – SEP 12 – Mostly cloudy and humid with a chance of showers and thunderstorms, high in the mid 80s.
THURSDAY – SEP 13 – Mostly cloudy and humid, high in the low 80s.
FRIDAY – SEP 14 – Partly sunny, high near 80.
SATURDAY – SEP 15 – Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming partly sunny, high near 80.
MARINE FORECAST: A gale warning is in effect until 1 p.m. Monday for easterly winds gusting to 40 knots, seas 8-13 feet.
OUTLOOK – Small craft advisories likely Monday night through Thursday from the swells from Tropical Cyclone Florence.
Despite the crummy weather try to have a nice day!