Friday July 2 2021
We broke the heat wave just in time for Independence Day Weekend. The weather this weekend will be good, but we are not completely in the clear. However, all outdoor plans should remain, just be aware of the slight chance for showers.
Below is a look at the way those showers may develop, and the outlook for the rest of the holiday into next week. We need to keep an eye on Hurricane Elsa. Besides the winds cranking at 85 mph now, it is moving quickly. Many long range models bring it onshore in Florida by Tuesday, then turning through the Mid Atlantic. More on that below.
If you are heading to the Ocean City, Delaware, or already there, today was not your day. It is about to get better. Here is my Beach, with sun times and tides.
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Remaining in the 70s, this may either feel refreshing or chilly at the pool.
Yes it is true: A 30% chance for showers or thunderstorms can be used to describe the opportunity of it forming over your head AND the portion of the region that gets the rain.
More on Elsa below
This is a large and fast moving storm. It is very far away, but the forward speed and upper level pattern will try and bring it through the Mid Atlantic.
...HURRICANE WATCH ISSUED FOR EASTERN CUBA... SUMMARY OF 500 PM AST...2100 UTC...INFORMATION ---------------------------------------------- LOCATION...14.2N 63.7W ABOUT 505 MI...815 KM SE OF SANTO DOMINGO DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ABOUT 180 MI...290 KM WNW OF ST. VINCENT MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...85 MPH...140 KM/H PRESENT MOVEMENT...W OR 280 DEGREES AT 30 MPH...48 KM/H MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...991 MB...29.27 INCHES
Below is a comparison of many different solutions to how the storm may track. There is good agreement for a landfall on Florida by Tuesday. However the impact may begin as soon as Sunday evening into Monday for the building collapse recovery efforts in Surfside, FL.
Looking Ahead to Next Week
Computer Model Guidance Tracks do have some agreement on the impact in the Southeast US. The turn to our south is tricky, because the core of the storm might miss our region, but can still send tropical moisture your way for a few days.
Depending on the speed and precise track, some really nice weather can follow right behind it.
If we get anything from Elsa, it would begin Wednesday and maybe continue with tropical downpours Thursday and Friday.
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