Isolated Weekend Storms, Normal Temps
ISAIAS WEAKENS TO TROPICAL STORM; NO DIRECT IMPACTS TO LOCAL WEATHER
All weather eyes in the Southeast have been on Isaias as the storm inches its way through the Bahamas and approaches the eastern Florida coast. The storm has weakened somewhat due to taking on some drier air and shear and is now a strong tropical storm rather than a hurricane. Still, however, the storm presents a threat of storm surge, heavy rainfall, and strong winds to parts of the Atlantic coast over the next few days. There will be no DIRECT impacts from Isaias here locally; however, some indirect effects in the form of sinking air around the storm’s outer periphery will temper rain chances for the next few days as it makes its closest approach to our area.
Besides the fact we won’t see any tropical weather troubles from Isaias, there is more good news in that no extreme heat is expected over the coming week. While we may see heat index values creep over 100 during peak heating a few days, dangerously hot conditions are not expected. Overnight lows will stay elevated, however, with lower to middle 70s common each morning.
-Meteorologist Dana Barker