Big Changes This Weekend!September 7th, 2012 at 8:24 am by Jeremy Wheeler under Weather
Locally we will see some big changes this weekend. Today will be fairly quiet compared to yesterday with partly cloudy skies expected. It will still be warm and humid with highs in the upper 80s to near 90. A weak cool front will bring a few showers to the southern Outer Banks, but otherwise we are looking good. Tomorrow a strong cold front will approach the area late in the day. We may see an isolated shower or two for the first half of the day, but then we’ll have scattered strong storms in the late afternoon into the evening. Winds will be gusty. They’ll be turning from the southwest to the northwest behind the front. After that we will have some great weather in here. From Sunday through Wednesday we’ll have drier conditions, highs in the upper 70s to near 80, lows in the low-mid 60s, and lots of sunshine. The lower humidity will really make for some comfortable conditions compared to the last couple of weeks.
Unfortunately, the Richmond race on Saturday night has a chance for scattered strong storms. There may be some delays. So be ready for that if you are going there.
In the tropics there isn’t much of an update. Leslie is still a category 1 hurricane with winds of 75mph. It is now forecast to move a bit farther to the east of Bermuda. So the wind and rain impacts will probably be a little less now. They should still expect high waves and some surge though along the island. By Monday the storm will head into cooler Atlantic waters and will weaken into a tropical storm.Hurricane Michael is farther east. It was a category 3 hurricane for a while yesterday. Today it is back to a category 2 with winds of 105 mph. It will also slowly move north over the next few days. It will move over the cooler Atlantic waters and then will become post-tropical.
I’m really looking forward to the Fall-like weather early next week. It’s been a long hot/humid Summer. Have a good weekend. I’ll be down at Mount Trashmore in Virginia Beach on Saturday morning for the “Out Of The Darkness” walk. It’s a walk for awareness and prevention of suicide and depression. It starts around 9 am. If you have a loved one who is suffering from depression or has thought about suicide, then I suggest you head down and see what it’s all about. There are many great people down there, and counselors are even on-hand to help. It’s not an all sad event, but it is very eye opening. I had a relative that committed suicide a couple of years ago, but interestingly I’ve been volunteering for the event for the past 6 or 7 years.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler