Hurricane Gaston - well formed...over 100 mph winds in Central Atlantic and moving away...but making waters rough along the Atlantic coast. Below...look at the Atlantic Basin ....very active and will play a part in Labor Day Weekend .
Tropical depression 8 - off North Carolina.
Tropical Depression 9 - in Gulf. Hurricane watches and tropical storm watches issued for Florida.
In the Pacific - Madeline goes to the south of Hawaii...Lester to North...but both will affect the islands.
Tropics are active...so below...the satellite pictures for each...
beginning with Hurricane Gaston....100mph + winds. Then Tropical depression 8 - off N.Carolina....then Tropical depression 9 - in Gulf of Mexico.
Below...tracks for each of these systems
Here...a look at the Atlantic Basin showing all of the disturbances. Keep your eye on one coming off Africa.
Below....weather map for Thursday. TD # 9 - becomes a tropical storm and heads across the Fla. Panhandle.
Tropics heating up as you will notice Gaston - Atlantic...and 2 - 3 tropical disturbances....all of which will threaten The Southeast.
Map valid for this evening ...showers and storms south and central.Threat of severe weather below in dark green.
Rainfall expected this week.... 10" + Florida. Below...current Atlantic tropical satellite picture.
Below...tracks for tropical depression 8 - off N.Carolina..and # 9 - near The Keys.
computer models for this Saturday....start of holiday weekend.Draw your own conclusions.
Lastly...the GFS Model insisting now for 5 days about a dangerous hurricane to threaten Florida not this Thursday but
next Thursday. Very long range ...especially when it comes tropics..but do not like when a model stays on a track so far in advance. We will keep you posted on this. Be safe.
Map for this evening showing cold front moving out of Great Lakes. Some showers and storms ahead of it. Below...risk of severe weather today.....dark green and yellow.
Below - track of Gaston...likely to become a hurricane..now with 70 mph winds. Even though out in Atlantic...he needs to be watched. Satellite picture of Gaston under track.
Tropical system north of Puerto Rico also needs to be watched. System could affect Bahamas and Florida...but even more so...will be nothing but a headache for Gulf Coast and SE'n states. Below...track.....satellite....
Below...Japan Model take system from Bahamas directly to south Florida next Monday. We will watch it. Be safe.
Satellite picture shows front in Midwest with showers and storms....all expected to weaken as it moves east. Warm and more humid air returning to The East. Below...today's threat of severe weather in dark green and yellow.
Below...outlook for temperatures through Sept. 6.....summer returns.
Tropical Storm Gaston...will become a hurricane but likely stay out in the Atlantic. Info below.
Here we go again...hurricane center still did not send plane into area near Leeward Islands...and satellite pictures show this to be near tropical storm status already. This system will affect the Islands and as far east as Florida. Almost all models bring it to Florida and at least one model is showing a serious hit. The storm should be named Hermine. Below...satellite..track..and one of the models showing a serious hit to So. Florida. Be safe.
Satellite shows drier air punching into The East. Sticky weather remains in the south.
Rainfall for the next 7 days. Below...how daytime temperatures will average over the next 7 days.
Tropics - Fiona now a tropical depression...heads close to
Bermuda and then ? # 2 off Africa has good circulation and it could head westward and gain strength. Below - track of Fiona.
Satellite picture of disturbance #2 - off Africa.
Below...3 longer range models. Canadian insisting on something tropical
heading for New England one week from now...my guess it is Fiona. Below...Canadian.....GFS.....Euro Models. Be safe.
Satellite-radar quite active but a strong front on upper Midwest will finally bring a break to the sticky weather all the way to East Coast by Monday.
Cold front near Chicago reaches NYC Monday....until then everyone east and south of that front will remain in the dog days. Risk of severe weather for today...below - in dark green and yellow.
Below - high temperatures projected for Monday.
On to the tropics....Fiona weakens...intensifies...and she will be up and down as she takes a path into Central Atlantic. Below...
satellite close up and her track.
New disturbance off Africa - east of Fiona.
Have a safe weekend.
Satellite shows stream of moisture from Gulf and this area
will change little over the next few days. Will have to wait for
a cold front in Rockies to clear the East Coast by next Tuesday.
Threat of severe weather in dark green.
current map shows warm and humid for much of the Nation.
Above...cold front in Northern Rockies will bring fall weather
to Northern Plains...and it will then head east and should pass off the East Coast by Tuesday - next week. Below...newest tropical depression off Africa...and it's track. Most models seem to keep this out in The Atlantic.
Satellite of Africa coast shows a couple of more disturbances headed offshore and any of these could turn tropical. Be safe.
Front in Midwest -heads east and showers and storms in progress will head east creating severe threat for Northeast today and tonight.
Threat of severe weather today in dark green and yellow. Below..weather map for this evening ....showing cold front approaching from Ohio Valley.
Below...rainfall amounts over next 7 days.
Long range prediction of how temperatures will average through Aug. 29th.
Finally...hurricane center watching disturbance off Africa which has a better than 50% chance of turning into a tropical storm...but many days away. Stay safe.
Stormy weather seen on satellite over The Dakotas...Ohio Valley and Midwest. The light white shows the hazy - sticky air mass...black - dry.
Map for this evening showing the humid air with showers and storms from Mississippi Valley eastward. Showers Rockies and Plains..but not as hot or humid there. Below...threat of severe weather today in dark green.
By next week at this time...a cold front will move off the East Coast and finally should bring a break in the heat and humidity.
Below...temperatures forecast for next Monday. Notice the mass of cooler and drier air.
Below...hurricane center watching a disturbance off Africa....long time away. Below that...notice the spin in the Northern Gulf Of Mexico. This is an upper level system...and although conditions are not great....we will be watching this closely. Be safe.
Predawn temperatures this morning.
Cold front with storms in Midwest does not make it to east coast until Monday...and then it stalls and weakens out. Below..threat of severe weather today...dark green and yellow.
Weather map for Saturday night. Cold front in Ohio Valley with storms. That slides to East Coast Sunday where severe weather threat increases.
Map for next Friday.....cold front in east weakens...so have to wait for next one coming out of Plains before any type of relief is noticed. Below...satellite picture of low in Gulf States. As that system moves over Gulf Of Mexico - it could form into a tropical low....keep watching. Go slow ...be safe.
Map above shows satellite overlayed with lightning strikes. Area in upper Midwest - strongest - some of Lake Erie. System in Gulf States still needs to be watch for tropical formation.
Cold front in Midwest causing storms today and that's where severe outlook is...as you will notice below...dark green/yellow.
That front not reaching the Northeast until early next week. Much of the nation will be sultry through the weekend.
Satellite shows storms in Midwest as the weather system of most importance.
Circulation in Gulf States needs to be watched. Below...rainfall for the next 7 days.
Below - Temperature - humidity chart.....so that you know how hot it really feels. Go slow...be safe.
Radar- Satellite loop shows clusters of storms moving from southwest to northeast across the Nation. Severe weather threat below - dark green and yellow.
Current weather map showing sticky weather over most of the Nation. Heavier shaded areas indicate best chances for rain.
Above...amounts of rain today and tonight. Blue indicates 1" or more...all in thunderstorm activity. Below...relative humidity projections for this afternoon.
Below...sea surface temperatures......indicating very warm conditions across the hurricane breeding zones.....so things should be heating up as we move through the month.
Keep cool...keep an eye on the elderly.
Hemispheric satellite shows moisture in Gulf Coastal Area which may take on tropical formation...but even if it does not..that moisture heads north and it will be sticky-soupy into weekend for East.
Map for this evening shows most of the Nation under an August air mass with thunderstorms. Only cooler air - Northern -tier. Below...threat of severe weather today in dark green and yellow.
Below...satellite picture off The African Coast. Quiet now...but enhanced area over Africa could be something to watch when reaching the Atlantic.
Below....UK Met Model insisting on a low in Appalachians by this Sunday...which could mean a heavy rain threat. Be safe.
Satellite-radar shows blothes of storms but with also a fair amount of dry weather. That will change this week....to more summerlike most places.
Stalled front over the south maintains unsettled - humid weather there. Still nice Lakes to Northeast. Showers and storms in Northerntier headed east.
Today's severe threat is marginal in Dakotas. Below...amounts of rain for the next 7 days.
Below...how temperatures will average over next 7 days. Cool areas due to clouds and rain.
Tropical Storm Javier with 50 mph winds will become a hurricane and head up to Baja. In time it may bring much needed rain to Southern California. Below..latest satellite picture. Be Safe.
The bright color is middle of your screen are storms associated with a cold front which will move into the East Saturday late.
The black areas denote dry air.
Saturday's risk of severe weather is marginal for Northeast...due to cold front moving in from the west. Below...weather map for Saturday evening.
Tropical Storm Earl still holding on with heavy rains. Below..his track. Be safe and have a nice weekend.
Satellite shows a very well formed hurricane as it moves west of Beliz. It should weaken as it will be mostly over land and heading into Mexico with flooding rains. Below...the expected track.
Today's weather map shows cold front moving out of The Plains with storms down through the Rockies. Showers and storms for the Southeast. Below...risk of severe weather from dark green to yellow today and tonight.
Below...rainfall predictions for this Saturday.....plan your outdoors around the rain. Be safe.
Tropical Storm Earl with 55mph winds headed for Beliz. Below...the tracks by computer models which are in good agreement.
Satellite shows lots of dry air across the Nation. Down in the lower left you can see Earl.
Weather Map for this evening: showers and storms in Southeast....Great Lakes....and Rockies....pretty typical for August. Be safe.
Don't know why this has not been named yet...but looking at this satellite tells us that Earl is close to being born. Below...projection from various computer models.
Current satellite/radar shows clusters of storms across the Nation....nothing very organized as we start into August.
Map above for tonight....showing most of the Nation to have typical August weather - humid - with showers or thunderstorms.
We'll have daily weather discussions, talking about major systems on the horizon along with anything noteworthy that pops up on our radar.