High pressure remains wedges up against the east side of the mountains for our Tuesday with a warm front to our south trying to lift over the region. The high to the northeast is starting to move off to the northeast but it will take another full day for the warm front and associated cold front to move through and sweep the wedge away. Today will look very similar to yesterday with mainly cloudy skies, some areas of showers and drizzle especially in the morning and evening hours. Temps should be a touch milder than they were yesterday with highs in the mid and upper 70s for most this afternoon. A lot of clouds will be the rule again throughout the day as not much has changed with the atmospheric setup from yesterday as the high pressure off to our north moves to the east and a couple of areas of tropical low pressure off of the North & South Carolina coasts keeps a steady easterly flow of air and moisture off of the ocean flowing into the region keeping the temps on the cool side of normal and the threat for some drizzle and showers in the picture today. The cold front associated with the warm front that will move through today will bring some scattered showers and thunderstorms for Hump Day. In the wake of that frontal passage we will find high pressure moving in and sunnier, warmer days the second half of the week and into the weekend.
We’re keeping an eye on the tropics as Tropical Storm Dorian looks to continue strengthening perhaps into a cat one hurricane soon and make impact on Puerto Rico tomorrow or Thursday and a new tropical depression may become Tropical Storm Erin. Erin would pose no danger to land even if it becomes a tropical storm. Currently Dorian is too far from land to discuss any kind of even potential impact on land but we will continue to monitor its progress as it approaches.
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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