Our average high the past 4 days (since our big cool down) has been 66.7°…that’s over 5° below normal (normal high: 72°). Our average low (49.2°) is about 3° shy of normal. Look for this continued trend of below-normal weather through the rest of the weekend into next week. As we’re transitioning into fall, any cloud cover that we see during the day will have a dramatic effect on temperatures, especially with this cool airmass sitting over us. I’ve forecasted 57° for our upcoming Monday – that’s under thick cloud cover and some rain chances! We have some scattered shower chances on Sunday that will work to keep those temperatures cool under cloud cover.
Things are active out east. Tropical Storm Hannah made landfall this morning along the eastern seaboard and is a heavy rain headache for New England. It’s moving pretty rapidly and will be out of the picture by the end of the weekend.
Then there’s Ike: a Category 4 monster over the Caribbean right now. It’s eyeing up the Bahamas tonight and Cuba on Sunday/Monday. It’s forecasted to lose some steam as it crosses Cuba, but models take it straight northwest into the Gulf of Mexico. We’re staring at a repeat of Gustav, but this is short of a week out yet. It’s a situation that will bear some serious watching.
This post was written by Steph on September 6, 2008