Warm start to fall, while monitoring Maria - FOX Carolina 21

Warm start to fall, while monitoring Maria

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Warm conditions will continue as we usher in fall today! We’re still monitoring Maria closely, but right now the storm is expected to stay away from the Carolina coast.

Maria is a category 3 hurricane moving north away from Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. It is expected to graze the southeastern Bahamas before passing between the U.S. and Bermuda. Our computer models are in good agreement about the storm taking this path, and a gradual weakening trend is expected as it moves into cooler waters and encounters higher wind shear. If there is a change to this outlook we’ll let you know!

Locally, it is going to stay sunny and warm, with a slight chance for showers and storms this afternoon. Highs will reach the 80s, so it won’t feel much like fall as it officially starts this afternoon at 4:02 PM! Warm conditions will linger this weekend with rain chances going down to nearly zero.

Next week brings a stretch of pleasant, sunny weather with highs in the low to mid 80s and lows down in the low 60s. We MAY see a big cool-down by next weekend and we'll keep you posted on that!

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