>> Friday, November 07, 2008
Above is today's edition of the Carolina Weather Video. You can tell I am on some sinus medication this morning....or is it just that it is Friday....or both. Coherent sentences are a bit of a struggle this morning.
>> Thursday, November 06, 2008
Fantastic weather will unfold for us today and tomorrow with highs in the 70s and lots of sun. Enjoy!
A cold front will sweep through late tomorrow night into Saturday morning. Some showers are possible as the front pushes through, and then cooler temps filter in for the weekend.
The pattern next week still looks like an active and rather cool one. One system will move through Tuesday and Tuesday night and another will move through Friday and Saturday.
Paloma became a tropical storm with the 4am advisory this morning, and the system should steadily strengthen over the next couple of days. Paloma stands a good chance of becoming a hurricane by the weekend.
There remain two options with the eventual track of Paloma...the same options I outlined in yesterday morning's post. One option is the system will eventually turn northeastward and move across Cuba into the western Atlantic by late around Monday. The second option is that the trough over the eastern US this weekend does not pick up Paloma, and the system, or at least part of it, is left to meander in the western Caribbean. We shall see....
>> Wednesday, November 05, 2008
TD 17 has formed in the western Caribbean...this is the tropical disturbance I was talking about in the Caribbean Sea in this morning's post and video. The options I outlined below remain unchanged. This could very well become a hurricane over the next few days.
The information about TD 17 on the right is hot and auto-updating.....
Above is today's edition of the Carolina Weather Video....give it a look....a lot on the forecasting table today.
The coastal low that has been really battering the Outer Banks will slowly pull away today. That will mean improvement in our weather with some sun trying to work in with time today. Highs today will be in the 60s.
We will see lots of sunshine tomorrow and Friday as highs surge into the 70s. However, we will see a cold front drop through Friday night and change us back to cooler weather over the weekend.
The storm track looks to get pretty active next week. One system will move through and bring some shower chances Tuesday or Wednesday, and it looks like another system, probably a stronger one, will move through to end the week.
Sure looks like we have a tropical depression forming in the Caribbean Sea. Most modeling indicates strengthening of this system, and some even bring it to hurricane status.
Whatever does develop has two track options. Number 1, the trough swinging into the eastern US this weekend picks is up and pulls it across Cuba and the Bahamas this weekend. Option number 2 is the weekend trough misses is, and the system meanders around the western Caribbean until early next week. From there, it would probably get picked up ahead of the trough later next week.
See the weather video above for some additional information....
>> Monday, November 03, 2008
Above is today's edition of the Carolina Weather Video.
It was a fun and active weekend in the East household. Like I mentioned in a previous post, my youngest daughter turned 2 last Thursday, and Saturday was my wife's birthday. Halloween was of course Friday night. So, lots of activities packed in over the weekend, and we had a good time.
Today, we are watching a coastal area of low pressure develop. We already have lots of clouds in place, and we will see rain chances developing in with time. A few showers are possible this afternoon and tonight, but the best rain chance will be during the day tomorrow.
The end of the work week will be mild with highs in the 70s, but then a sharp cold front will swing through around Friday night, and we will return to some chillier weather over the weekend into early next week.
I am still trying to get my mind wrapped around how things will unfold next week.