Tuesday September 26
The day starts warm and muggy again, but temps will be a little cooler as the air mass is breaking down. We will notice the cool down beginning Thursday and really feel I this weekend. Off of the coast, Hurricane Maria is also breaking down with winds of 75 mph and staying farther east. The tropical storm wind field is 240 miles wide, so the surf will be high. Ocean City can expect winds over 30 mph but more beach erosion is the worst they will get out of this.
The forecast track for Maria is verifying the computer model bias and staying well offshore. This adjustment to the east in the final 2 days of expected tracking near shore is what Irma had shown us (hitting east of Key West and final track into Florida).
SUMMARY OF 500 AM EDT…0900 UTC…INFORMATION
ABOUT 210 MI…340 KM SE OF CAPE HATTERAS NORTH CAROLINA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…75 MPH…120 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…N OR 360 DEGREES AT 7 MPH…11 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…970 MB…28.65 INCHES
High Waves = Beach Erosion
SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT:
A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…
* Bogue Inlet to the North Carolina/Virginia border
* Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds
A Storm Surge Watch is in effect for…
* Cape Lookout to Duck
Back To Our Weather
Check out these temps… and the cool down
As Maria gets shoved off of the coast, watch the trough of cooler air arrive and settle in by Saturday morning.
After two more warm days, the return back to cooler fall temps will be with us this weekend. Saturday and Sunday will likely stay in the 60s and lows could reach the 40s in the cooler suburbs.
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