THE WEEKEND FORECAST IS A BIT UNSETTLED… HUMIDITY LEVELS COME UP AS THE LOW THAT BROUGHT COASTAL FLOODING SLOWLY MOVES NORTH… KYLE DEVELOPS OUT IN THE ATLANTIC AND HEADS NORTH

The forecast for this weekend is not an easy one. The low pressure area that caused the coastal flooding, high winds, and heavy rain is spinning over Western NC and it will slowly lift NE through the weekend. This combined with a lot of left over moisture will bring us a chance of a shower or thunderstorm at any time. However, forecasters don’t anticipate a widespread rain event. There has been some debate that the low pressure area should have been named as a sub-tropical storm or possibly a tropical storm. Officially, the NHC has not named it. See my previous post on this. It will feel summerlike over the next few days as warm, tropical air has been brought northward into our region. I picked up 3.80 inches of rain on Thursday, which is great news as we still are running a deficit for the year. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Kyle has developed and this storm will move northward near Bermuda over the weekend. Where it goes after that is dependent on several factors, most notably how strong it gets and how strong the high remains in the North Atlantic. Remember, the stronger a tropical cyclone is, the more it is affected by the upper level wind flow. I will have another more comprehensive post over the weekend.

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