While Hurricane Jose is still off the east coast. He will not be a threat for the Gulf coast states. He still will impact many coastal locations from the outer Banks up through Cape Cod. However it appears the brunt of the storm will stay well offshore. Maria on the other hand is getting better organized and is already a hurricane. She will likely explode to a Cat. 3 before rumbling across Puerto Rico on Tuesday. RIGHT NOW, it appears Maria will make the recurve east of Florida and not threaten the Gulf Coast. However, it is way too soon to make that call. My sister, who has a daughter at Disney World, believes every hurricane is heading towards Florida. Unless something happens that the computer models are not seeing, this storm should stay well east of Florida. Lee is floundering way out in the Atlantic and is another storm that probably shouldn’t have been named. The focus this week is on Jose & Maria.
Locally, we are back in summer time. Highs can still top 90+ with a few spotty showers. I don’t see our next real front until sometime next month. That is probably why I haven’t mentioned that the “Fat lady” hasn’t left her house. Until we get those cold fronts coming and the tropics stay active, we remain at risk. No computer model indicates any storm in the Gulf during the next 10-14 days. Comforting? Yes, Totally relaxed? Not yet. Stay tuned!