We are running a little warmer today, but it’s not a heat wave. Highs will be in the upper 70s to near 80. We’ve seen a lot of clouds this morning with a few breaks to our west.
We’ve seen a few spotty showers in the region too, but they have been mostly north and south of Hampton Roads. A cold front is slowly pushing in from the northwest. It will be here later this afternoon. We’ll see a few showers along the front, but they should be spotty and light. Highs will be in the upper 70s to near 80 with a southwest breeze. Winds will turn out of the north as the front passes. Temps should hold in the upper 70s for a while as the front sinks south. Behind the front tomorrow we’ll be in the mid 70s with lots of clouds. So it’s not a huge difference in temperatures, but we’ll see a small rise today and a dip tomorrow. The good news is that high temps will stay in the 70s through the weekend.
Hurricane Edouard is an impressive hurricane in the central Atlantic.
It has a fairly large and distinct eye on satellite. The sustained winds were up to 110mph. This put it on the cusp between a category 2 and a category 3 hurricane. It is forecast to be a cat 3 by later today. Then it will be a major hurricane.
11 AM Update: Hurricane Edouard has become the first major hurricane of the Atlantic season. It is currently a category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds of 115mph.
Luckily it will stay east of Bermuda. They will see some waves up to 12 feet today. Here on the U.S. east coast we’ll see some waves running about 3-5 ft with a few 6 footers possible. This will be for Wednesday into Thursday.
The storm will move into the cooler north Atlantic waters and will become extratropical by early next week.
In the west tropical storm Odile continues to move north of the Baja Peninsula.
It is beginning to fall apart, but it will bring some more heavy rain to the region and to southern Arizona. Unfortunately, it looks like most of the rain will miss southern California. The wind has already caused extensive damage over parts of Mexico.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler