Beautiful Saturday, Plus No More Dorian (Evening Update)July 27th, 2013 at 9:15 am by Tiffany Savona WAVY under Weather
Check out the EVENING UPDATE ON DORIAN toward the bottom of the page.
Did you see the beautiful sunrise this morning? If not, this was our view from Tower Cam 10.
It was a cool start to the day across Hampton Roads, but it felt great outside. Check out the low temperatures this morning across the region.
High temperatures will rise into the mid 80s this afternoon, which is still below the average high temperature of 87°. Enjoy the break from the 90s for now because this is typically the hottest time of the year.
Showers continue to develop across the western half of the state, but we should stay dry today.
We may see a few of these showers get close to places across the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck later tonight, but the rest of Hampton Roads should remain dry. Tomorrow will be a different story. A slow moving cold front will get closer to us late on Sunday. Showers and storms will be possible anytime after 12PM. The rain will be hit or miss, so tomorrow will not be a wash-out. Today will be the better weather day overall this weekend.
Now onto Tropical Storm Dorian, which is still at tropical storm strength for now, but may not be for too much longer. The National Hurricane Center has Dorian weakening to a Tropical Depression or area of low pressure later this afternoon with winds at 35mph. Maximum sustained winds are only at 40mph right now, which makes Dorian a minimal tropical storm. Here is the latest track from the National Hurricane Center.
Right now Dorian is moving over very warm water. However, dry air is wrapping into the system, which tends to weaken tropical storms. Dorian will also be moving into a higher wind shear environment tonight, which would contribute to Dorian weakening as well. Either way, Dorian will be moving west and not toward Hampton Roads.
As of the 5PM advisory, the National Hurricane Center determined they could not find a closed circulation inside Tropical Storm Dorian. So Dorian has weakened to a tropical wave. A tropical wave is just a disturbance with some thunderstorm activity that lacks a well-defined low-level circulation. The remnants of Dorian will continue to move westward to the north of Puerto Rico. This will be the last advisory issued on Dorian from the National Hurricane Center.
-Meteorologist Tiffany Savona