The showers today have ended but I do expect to see a good deal of fog in some spots. Make sure to allow for some extra time to get to your destination early Saturday. Although it is the weekend, there may still be some traffic on the roads. Stay safe.
Henri will continue to move along the east coast, well off-shore, and that motion will help to pull some drier air into the region over the weekend. The flow of air will be generally from the north and northwest and on the backside of an area of low pressure. The bottom line, expect to see a much quieter pattern moving forward.
Saturday will be a very warm day with the chance for some spotty storms to arrive in the afternoon. The heat of the day will percolate the region and the water that is lingering around from Fred and other contributing factors will allow for the pop and drop storms. Highs are expected to be in the upper 80s to low 90s.
Sunday will be the beginning of several days in a row with the 90s as the high temperature. A few isolated storms are still in the cards, but for the most part, the region should stay dry. Monday looks to be another hot one as high-pressure sets in for a spell. Tuesday will be on the quiet side and hot side but late in the day there may be some increasing cloud cover along with some showers and storms as a cold front approaches. Wednesday will see the return of a bit more widespread rain.
Overall, today we need to be mindful of the flooding potential, with the ground so saturated and the rain rather robust, it won’t take much to get the water flowing quickly downstream.
Update: Hurricane Grace became our first Category Two Hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic Basin.