A Chance for Weekend Rain, Dorian Strengthens

Hurricane Dorian not a threat to us... so far

TGIF!

It was another beautiful day across the area with sunny skies, comfy humidity and no rain. All three of these conditions will change moving forward as we get into the long holiday weekend.

Isolated showers and afternoon thunderstorms return to the forecast Saturday becoming more widely scattered on Sunday. An area of low pressure in the Gulf will pump moisture back into the region, so the humidity returns Sunday and the air will feel uncomfortable.

Chances for rain pull back a tad on Labor Day with only isolated showers and thunderstorms expected.  We’ll hold on to that chance through next week.

Hurricane Dorian is now a major Cat 3 with max sustained winds of 115 mph and is expected to reach Cat 4 status by Sunday with winds of 140 mph. The latest timing/path has Dorian making landfall near the central east coast of Florida on sometime Tuesday still as a Cat 4. Storm surge will be of great concern to go along with the powerful winds.

As for our area, still expecting little to no impact with Dorian staying east of the I-75 corridor. This could change, so stay tuned.

 

Have a great Labor Day weekend!

-Miller

miller@wltz.com

 

 

 

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