A warm final week of summer is ahead, while all eyes are on the tropics! Jose and Maria will continue to be potential U.S. threats.
Locally we’re looking pretty good with mostly dry conditions, with only a slight chance for rain each afternoon from Wednesday-Friday. Highs will remain in the mid to upper 80s for the Upstate and low 80s for the mountains. Overnight lows will drop into the low to mid 60s area-wide through the week.
Hurricane Maria will be one to watch as it moves toward the southeast Bahamas by late this week. It has made landfall over Dominica with 160 mph winds, making it a category 5 storm.
It is currently a category 5 storm with winds of 160 mph and is expected to maintain that strength, fluctuating only slightly, over the next 24 hours as it barrels toward Puerto Rico. Most of the computer models pull it to the north quickly, avoiding a major U.S. impact, but there is a chance it may turn late and impact anywhere from the NC coastline to New England. Any U.S. impact would come early to middle of next week so we have a while to watch it.
Hurricane Jose will weaken over the next day, moving toward the northeast. It will bring heavy rain and wind along the shores of Virginia to Maine, while the center should remain off shore.
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