HURRICANE CRISTOBAL SHOULD TURN NORTHEAST AND HEAD OUT TO SEA… OUR WEATHER HERE IN HAMPTON ROADS WILL BE MORE TYPICAL FOR LATE AUGUST
Currently, Hurricane Cristobal is moving very slowly to the north and forecasters are expecting the category one storm to begin turning northeastward. It’s forward speed is expected to pick up. The only impacts that it will have on the East Coast is an increase in wave heights and a high risk for rip currents. Surfers should enjoy some rare good surfing for a couple of days. By the weekend, the seas will be calming down as the storm moves further away. It’s really a best case scenario as both Bermuda and the East Coast of the U.S. will be spared the worst effects of this hurricane. The storm does not look that impressive on satellite imagery as it is not concentric. The storm will have a brief opportunity to strengthen before it encounters the cooler waters of the North Atlantic later in the week… Our local weather has been absolutely gorgeous over the past few days as the relatively cool northeasterly flow kept temperatures below seasonal norms. Humidity levels were also tolerable. Things are about to change but only slowly. Temperatures will be slowly climbing to more seasonal levels. Humidity levels will also be increasing making it a bit more uncomfortable. A weak front could bring an isolated shower/storm on Friday, but I doubt many of us will see any rain. The next chance of rain is on Monday or possibly late Sunday as another weakening front approaches. It should only bring just a chance of an isolated or scattered shower or thunderstorm. The Labor Day weekend looks like it will be decent weather-wise with typical late August weather…. We’re reaching the peak of hurricane season so forecasters will be keeping their eyes on tropical waves moving westward across the Atlantic. That’s it for now. Thanks for reading.