Friday September 6 2019
Hurricane Dorian has winds down to 90 mph. The eye of this now Category 1 storm has been scraping North Carolina between Cape Lookout and Hatteras. The Outer Banks are getting hit hard! The northern edge of rain with gusty winds have reached Ocean City. The track will continue to push it out into the Atlantic today, but the strongest winds will be felt this afternoon.
Hurricane Dorian IR Satellite
In central Maryland, the winds have led to restrictions on the Bay Bridge and Coastal Flood Advisory in Anne Arundel County. It will feel like a Nor’easter is nearby, but only a few rain showers could reach to metro areas this afternoon and evening. The weekend will be nicer for all of us.
Let’s take a few views of the storm, then the forecast maps:
Hurricane Dorian IR Satellite Loop
Water Vapor Satellite Loop
Our cloud cover today is from Dorian.
Hurricane Dorian Radar Loop
The northern edge of rain showers has barely reached Kent Island so far, but fading. It will get a little farther north today.
But the best chance for heavier rain bands will be in southern Maryland and to the beaches. There still is a chance for isolated tornadoes in one of these bands in the Tropical Storm Warning zone.
Gusts over 20 mph on the Bay Bridge has restrictions today.
Gusts up to 40 mph in southern Maryland in the Tropical Warning Zone
Dorian Warnings and Advisories
Flooding on Bay areas in AACo this morning but the winds shift this afternoon will drain south and lower water levels.
Isolated tornadoes in heavy rain bands possible in the Tropical Storm Warning Zone.
Friday Morning Surface Weather
Steering currents will continue to force Dorian out to the Atlantic and keep the northern edge just into Maryland
Forecast Track European Model –> slider
Rain in Maryland
It looks like only light showers into metro areas… and might be more likely this evening as the storm pulls away. Rain in Ocean City only expected to be 1 to 2 inches
Wind Forecast Maps –> slider
As we had discussed, the direction will shift from the Northeast this morning, to the North this afternoon. Saturday winds from the Northwest as the storm moved away. This will make for a nice and dry weekend.
Stronger Winds During The Afternoon: Wind direction shifts to the north, draining water out of the Bay
Waves Forecast —> slider
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