Friday, September 1, 2017

No Labor Day Storm...

Seems more often than not, on Labor Day weekend we have a tropical threat somewhere across the Gulf coast.  This year is different.  Harvey is long gone and, with strong wind shear over most of the Gulf, we will not have to deal with any tropical issues.  However, that doesn’t mean there is nothing to follow.  Way out in the Atlantic is Cat. 3 Irma churning westward at about 15 mph.   She is still 5-7 days away from impacting any land areas and it’s far too soon to say for sure that she’ll make the turn and stay out of the Gulf.  RIGHT NOW, most models do recurve Irma up the east coast giving them some concern for next weekend.   If I had to give odds…I’d say 90% making the turn up the east coast & away from us versus 10% getting into the Gulf.  Certainty we have a long time to track where Irma is going.  Stay tuned!


This weekend should be mostly dry with below normal (10-20%) shower chances.   Model guidance continues to indicate a deep east coast trough will develop next week that should drive our first real Fall cold front through on Wednesday.  Thursday & Friday should be delightful with much lower humidity.  Morning lows on the North Shore could dip into the 50s.  Ahhh, can you imagine what’s coming in October! 


Still feeling for Houston & Beaumont.  Hard to watch knowing what they will have to go through for the next several months.

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