Archive for September 6, 2009

ENJOY SUNDAY AS MONDAY (LABOR DAY) MAY NOT BE THAT NICE… IT’S A TRICKY FORECAST FOR LATER MONDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

As the headline states, forecasters have a very tricky forecast for Monday and Tuesday. This is the set up as of Sunday morning. A high pressure area is moving slowly off the New England coast. The stalled boundary over the Gulf Stream is starting to back westward a bit. At the same time, low pressure is expected to develop off the Carolina Coast. What does it all mean? Well, right now, forecasters don’t appear to know for sure. Your Sunday looks okay for the most part although clouds will be increasing late in the day, especially along the coastal regions of the Southern Mid-Atlantic coastline. On Monday, there could be showers along the coast with a better chance of rain over the Outer Banks. Now, if everything comes together, rain could spread further inland on Monday, but as I said before, forecasters aren’t sure about that. The models want to bring the rain further north and the forecasters think that they are too agressive with the northward and westward motion of the rain. Time will tell. Winds are going to increase a bit out of the NE, which will increase the rip current threat. So, enjoy your Sunday as Monday may not be that nice of a day. Actually, the weather may stay a bit unsettled during the mid-week period as the flow remains onshore. For now, the tropical Atlantic remains quiet, but we may have to watch for “home grown” development over the next several days. I’ll have an update on Monday morning.

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