Matthew paralleling the Florida coast.... surge problems for Georgia and South Carolina

>> Friday, October 07, 2016

An easterly flow on the north side of Hurricane Matthew will continue to bring us intervals of rain today and tonight. Temperatures will be held in check with highs only in the 60s today.

Hurricane Matthew will continue to parallel the Florida coast today and will likely brush near the South Carolina coast, possibly making a brief landfall, late tonight. I am concerned about the storm surge potential in Georgia and South Carolina with this due to a prolonged onshore flow as well as the very low pressure associated with the hurricane. 

The heavier shield of rain associated with Matthew will likely make it up to roughly the I-85 corridor late tonight through Saturday morning. For the Triad and Charlotte regions, I think a total of 1-3" of rain is possible with the heaviest amounts being the further south and east you go in the area.

Much drier and cooler air arrives for Sunday. I expect essentially full sunshine Sunday through the middle of next week, and low beginning Monday morning will likely dip into the 40s! 


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