Locally, our weather will remain quiet through most of Wednesday,. however some scattered strong thunderstorms expected by early evening (after 5pm) Of course we’re tracking Dorian closely…we’ll talk about the hurricane in a bit.
Low clouds and fog increasing and spilling over into early Wednesday morning…then becoming partly sunny later Wednesday morning.
Late Wednesday, some showers and scattered t’storms are expected after 5pm Wednesday. Some storms may be locally strong to severe with damaging winds…stay tuned for updates
Highs Wednesday will be in the low 80s…it’ll be a little humid, too.
Dorian was downgraded to a Category 2 hurricane with winds of 110mph. It’s beginning to pick up a little speed…barely. It’s now moving northwest at 6 mph.
LATEST DORIAN SATELLITE IMAGE: It appears the eye is perhaps getting better organized at this hour with some strengthening possible next 12-18 hours
LATEST DORIAN RADAR IMAGE: Heavy rain bands continue to spiral towards Florida east coast.
CURRENT WIND FIELD: Yellow represents tropical storm force winds, while orange and red are the hurricane force winds just offshore of Florida
CURRENT ADVISORIES AND WARNINGS
Hurricane warnings have been hoisted all the way up the North Carolina coastline.
The hurricane is expected to stay just offshore of Florida, but they will still have wind, rain and storm surge issues. The storm then continues northward, then northeastward.
We still expect Dorian to pass well to our southeast Friday night….perhaps 200 miles southeast of Nantucket.
Despite the storm potentially being far offshore, we’ll still have fringe impacts. Rain showers are possible Friday night and early Saturday along with gusty winds along the immediate south shore.
PROBABILITY OF TROPICAL STORM FORCE WINDS: The risk of winds greater than 40 mph is low for most areas, however the outer Cape and Nantucket has a slighter higher chance of stronger winds. Hurricane winds are *NOT* expected . Best chances for gusty conditions looks to be the immediate south shore and islands (30-45 mph)
Waves, possibly as high as 10-12feet possible along the Rhode Island and Massachusetts south coasts. Dangerous rip currents and heavy surf are likely by the end of the week and weekend
HEAVY SURF ADVISORIES AND RIP CURRENT WARNINGS LIKELY BY THE END OF WEEK AND WEEKEND
Be sure to stay tuned for further updates regarding Dorian as a slight changes in the track could mean big changes to our expected impacts.
-Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo and Tony Petrarca