Monday’s First Warning Forecast: Fringe impacts from Irma

Posted at 5:54 AM, Sep 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-11 11:10:50-04

Meteorologist Myles Henderson’s First Warning Forecast

Feeling the outside effects from Irma… The core of Irma is expected to stay well to our SW but Irma is a large system so we will still see some fringe impacts. Expect a nice mix of sun and clouds today with cloud cover increasing through the day. Rain chances will be slim, with the best chance for the southern Outer Banks. It will be breezy today with east winds at 10 to 20 mph. The east winds will trigger some very minor tidal flooding during times of high tide this afternoon.

Expect mostly cloudy skies tomorrow with a better chance for rain. The extreme outer rain bands from Irma will mix in through the day, mainly during the afternoon and evening. It will still be breezy tomorrow with gusts to near 25 mph. Showers should clear out early Wednesday with sunshine returning by the afternoon. Winds will relax on Wednesday.

Today: Clouds Building In, Breezy. Highs in the mid 70s. Winds: E 10-15G25

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Breezy. Lows in the mid to upper 60s. Winds: E 10-15

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Scattered Showers (50%), Breezy. Highs in the upper 70s. Winds: E/SE 10-15G25

Weather & Health 

Pollen: Moderate-High (Ragweed)

UV Index: 8 (Very High)

Air Quality: Good (Code Green)

Mosquitoes: High

Tropical Update

Tropical Storm Irma gradually weakening over northern Florida. Irma is centered about 70 miles east of Tallahassee, Florida and moving NNW and 17 mph. On the forecast track, the center of Irma will move into southwestern Georgia later today, and move into eastern Alabama Tuesday morning.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 65 mph with higher gusts. Continued slow weakening is forecast, and Irma is likely to become a tropical depression on Tuesday.

Irma remains a large tropical cyclone. Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 415 miles from the center.

11:00 AM EDT Mon Sep 11

Location: 30.3°N 83.1°W

Moving: NNW at 17 mph

Min pressure: 975 mb

Max sustained: 65 mph

Jose expected to linger over the western Atlantic for several days. Jose is centered about 305 miles NNE of Grand Turk Island and moving north at 9 mph. A turn toward the northeast is expected tonight, followed by a slower motion toward the southeast Tuesday and Tuesday night. Maximum sustained winds are near 105 mph with higher gusts. Some weakening is forecast during the next 48 hours.

11:00 AM AST Mon Sep 11

Location: 25.5°N 69.1°W

Moving: N at 9 mph

Min pressure: 968 mb

Max sustained: 105 mph

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