Before talking about the week ahead, let’s talk about the week that was. Two major events impacted the country. First, the total solar eclipse. For the first time in decades, millions of Americans were able to see the moon align itself in front of the sun, bringing the breathtaking sight of totality to millions. I was in South Carolina and able to take in the sight, and it was a truly incredible moment.
Now, Harvey is entering an even more deadly phase. With the steering currents weak, Harvey is bringing exceptional flooding to southeast Texas. Some areas will receive feet of rain. Years’ worth of rain is falling in Texas. The images are heartbreaking and we're just getting started.
Which brings me to the week ahead.
The first few days of the week continue our stretch of beautiful and seasonable weather. High pressure remains in place, bringing sunny conditions and temperatures in the 70s. There really isn’t a whole lot to say other than enjoy!
By Tuesday night however, we’re watching an area to our south. In fact, it may be tropical in nature. Currently designated as Invest 92L by the National Hurricane Center, this tropical wave like Harvey came from the African coast. Unlike Harvey, it is languishing in very hostile conditions off the coast of Florida. Over the next few days, we expect it to move north, and hug the coast of South Carolina and North Carolina. By the time it reaches North Carolina, it is expected to merge with a cold front, and begin to move northeast and out to sea. Good for us, because this would have been a powerful storm.
As we begin September and Labor Day Weekend, the forecast looks like fall. The cold front moves through the region and we see below normal temperatures. Sunny, cool, and low humidity is a great way to start a holiday weekend!
Sunday: Sunny and seasonably warm. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Monday: Sunny and seasonably warm. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Tuesday: Increasing clouds but still nice. Highs in the low to mid 70s.
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers from the southern system. Highs in the low to mid 70s. Chance of rain 10%.
Thursday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the mid to upper 70s. Chance of rain 50%.
Friday: Sunny and cool. Highs in the upper 60s.
Saturday: Sunny and slightly warmer. Highs in the low to mid 70s.
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Have a great week!