High pressure has really settled in over the area and will keep things very quiet over much of the holiday weekend as it remains the dominant feature in our weather. Temperatures and dew points have settled into the upper 40s and low 50s making for a nice, crisp feel to the morning and we’ll have another day of wall-to-wall sunshine, light breezes, and seasonably mild temps. Temperatures will remain seasonably mild during the day with highs in the mid and upper 80s east of the mountains and overnight lows a hint on the warmer side of normal over the weekend. Overnight lows will be in the 50s and low to mid 60s for most. Our weather will remain quiet into the beginning of next week but after that it’s fairly up in the air as we await any possible effects from Dorian. With the forecasted track of the hurricane constantly evolving and changing several times each day as new data comes in, our forecast for the middle to end of next week will be highly variable and dependent upon what direction Dorian winds up traveling.
Speaking of Dorian, it has strengthened into a category two hurricane and is expected to continue strengthening in the coming days as it moves out over the open Atlantic. Dorian is expected to become a major hurricane today and possibly make landfall on the east-central Florida coast as a major category four storm either Labor Day Monday or early Tuesday.
It’s still that time of year that I need to remind folks to please, NEVER leave your kids or pets in the car. The interior of your car will heat up extremely quickly and reach dangerous, if not deadly, levels in a very short period of time. If you want to take the dog for a car ride than make it a dedicated ride for them, don’t stop for groceries or to pick something up. It only takes a few minutes for the temperature in your vehicle to reach those dangerous levels. If you have a small child be sure you double check the back seat when you get out.
Meteorologist Jason Caterina
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