Archive for September 9, 2008

Hurricane Ike Moves Into the Gulf of Mexico With Its Eye on the Texas Coast… Cooler Air Moves Into Hampton Roads… the Cold Front Stalls over the Carolinas

A cold front will move through Hampton Roads early Wednesday morning. This front caused a solid line of storms to develop over the Northeastern states on Tuesday. Here in the Southern Mid-Atlantic States, the rainfall was more isolated in nature. The cold front will stall over the Carolinas and this will cause some wet weather down that way. Here, we have a chance of a few showers on Wednesday, but it all depends on how far south the front gets. If it goes further south, we don’t get any rain. A small wave of low pressure may bring a few showers towards the end of the week, but there is a lot of uncertainty in the forecast. Models are offering different solutions. Meanwhile, Hurricane Ike has moved off of Cuba and is now heading W-NW into the Gulf of Mexico. It is expected to strengthen in as it approaches Texas as it will feed off of the very warm water. Ike weakened to a category one hurricane but it may strengthen back to a major hurricane. Time will tell.

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