Cool July Temps, Plus…Dorian Update.

July 26th, 2013 at 8:06 am by under Weather

We started today with some nice temperatures.  It was in the 60s through most of the region. There were even some lower 60s in a few rural areas.  It’s been a long time since we started this cool.

Local Temps

Local Temps

Norfolk did drop to 69 briefly, but then went back up to 70.  The recent cold front has sunk farther south.  There was an area of low pressure that moved to the northeast of us last night.  Now it is impacting Boston.

Satellite/Radar

Satellite/Radar

High pressure is building in from the west.  This will give us a pleasant day with partly sunny skies and light north winds.  High temperatures are aiming for the low 80s with a few upper 70s near the shore.  We are also going to dry out more.  Dew points were near 70 yesterday, in the mid 60s this morning, and they’ll drop to the low 60s this afternoon.  Not too shabby for late July.  Tomorrow will be nice as well.  We’ll start with lots of 60s across the region and partly cloudy skies.  We’ll stay dry tomorrow, but there will be some showers over the western part of the 2 state region.

On Sunday scattered storms are forecast to roll in during the afternoon.  Stay tuned for updates on the timing.  Most models keep the rain to the afternoon and evening, but 1 or 2 models bring it in by late morning.

In the tropics Dorian is still out there, but it has lost some strength and organization since last night.

Tropical Satellite

Tropical Satellite

The storms around the center now look weaker and less organized.  It is still moving WNW at close to 20mph.  The maximum sustained winds were brought down to 50mph, and the forecast is also weaker now.  The track was shifted to the south a bit.  It still looks like it will try to head north of Puerto Rico That is IF it survives the next 5 days.

Track Of Dorian

Track Of Dorian

The global models (GFS, European) barely keep Dorian together now.  The water temperatures are plenty warm, and the wind shear isn’t too strong, but there is some dry air surrounding the storm that is probably causing the weakening.  Stay tuned for updates.  Hmm this is sounding very familiar.  Chantal repeat???

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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