The area of low pressure that formed over us yesterday has pushed off to the northeast since last night.
It was rainy, windy, and chilly yesterday. Highs were only in the 50s. Winds gusted to over 25mph near the shore. We didn’t have much rain in most cities. Most weather watchers only had a couple tens of an inch. However, there were a couple of places that had more. For instance my weather watcher Doris on the Eastern Shore had a little over an inch. There was a small but heavy shower that sat over that area yesterday morning.
Today the low will keep pushing northeast, and the rain will move along with it. While we will be dry, we are still holding on to the clouds this morning. The clouds will gradually decrease through the day. If we get the clearing as expected, then high temps will get into the mid 60s. Winds will be northwest at 10-20mph with gusts up to 25mph. Especially near the shore.
From tonight into the next few days we’ll have some nice weather . High pressure will build into the region, and will stay planted through the weekend. High temps will mostly be in the low 70s.
Tropical Depression number 9 never made it to tropical storm status. In fact it has pretty much fallen apart.
The post-tropical depression is moving east across the Yucatan Peninsula. It’s still possible that it may reform on the other side of the landmass, but that doesn’t look as likely as it did yesterday.
Finally, there will be a partial solar eclipse this afternoon/evening. It starts at 3:38pm. It will be visible here on the east coast, but it won’t be as impressive as it will be on the west coast.
Partial Solar Eclipse
Remember! Don’t look directly at the sun. The intensity of the UV rays can burn your retinas. So you can either use protective goggles like welder’s goggles, or you can use a camera. You may be able to use your cell phone as it doesn’t project the intensity, but it does show the light. You may also be able to project the light with a telescope, but be careful not to look through the lens. Also be careful not to focus the beam too intensely. It could start a fire. I’m optimistic that we’ll clear out by then.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler