WEATHER SUMMARY: It’s been a beautiful start to the final weekend of summer. There is a small risk for a shower or two the rest of the evening, but most locations will remain dry. Tonight will see partly cloudy skies as lows fall into the upper 60s to around 70 degrees. Sunday will continue the nice weather, with a very similar day to Saturday. We begin to steadily cool down a bit next week with highs in the middle 80s through Wednesday. With the arrival of Fall on Wednesday also comes the arrival of a cold front that will increase our shower and storm chances. Behind the front you will definitely notice the change on Thursday. Highs in the upper 70s with dew points in the 50s will make it feel like fall, with that gorgeous weather continuing through at least the start of next weekend.
Tonight: Partly cloudy skies. A stray shower or two. Low around 70 degrees.
Sunday: Sunshine mixed with scattered clouds. An isolated afternoon shower or thunderstorm possible. Warm and humid high in the upper 80s inland… low 80s along the coastline.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy conditions. Lows will drop into the upper 60s and lower 70s.
TROPICAL UPDATE: We are tracking Tropical Storm Odette and 2 additional tropical disturbances in the Atlantic basin.
Tropical storm Odette (the 15th named storm of the season) formed late Friday afternoon well east of the Mid Atlantic coast with max winds around 40 mph. The storm is currently located a couple hundred miles SSE of Nantucket, Massachusetts with winds of 45 mph. Odette is pushing towards the NE at 17 mph and isn’t forecast to make landfall at all as it eventually pushes into the northern Atlantic by the middle of next week.
Showers and storms continue to become better organized in association with an area of low pressure located around 650 miles ESE of the northern Leeward Islands. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for further development during the next day or so, with a tropical depression or tropical storm likely to form later today or tonight as the system moves WNW at around 15 mph. Upper-level winds are likely to become less conducive for development when the system reaches the southwestern Atlantic by the middle part of next week. Additionally, all model tracks currently take it out to sea and away from the United States. Formation chances are 90 percent over the next 48 hours and next 5 days.
Finally….a broad area of low pressure is located over the far eastern Atlantic a few hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands. The associated shower and storm activity has become a bit more organized since Friday, and environmental conditions appear conducive for further development over the next couple of days. A tropical depression could form as the system moves NW at around 10 mph before it reaches cooler waters and stronger upper-level winds early next week. Development odds are 50 percent for the next 2 and 5 days.
Elsewhere… tropical cyclone formation is not expected over the next five days.