We finally have something to talk about!
Okay first off I will start with a developing situation. An 8.3 magnitude earthquake was observed off the coast of Chile. Tsunami watches are currently up for Chile and also Hawaii. Already, a small 15 foot tsunami was recorded in Chile. Of course I will be keeping you updated on this situation. In addition to an earthquake in Chile a volcano has recently erupted in Japan. This could potentially affect our weather in the future. That would most likely be a while from now so I can't really say anything else about it.
Tomorrow will be yet another gorgeous day with highs in the 80s. Expect the same thing on Friday and possibly into the weekend.
I do think we will see a cool down on Sunday but I'm not 100% sure. The models have not been great on predicting the temperature changes lately.
Below are the current tropical conditions.
When you first look at this picture I'm sure your eyes go straight to newly named tropical depression nine and the other big x. Don't get too worried about these two because right now I think they will either dissipate or stay way out to sea. The yellow x in the Gulf is what I'm thinking about.
Right now its a very, very large area of clouds that is currently dumping rain on Florida. As it move north and east over the next 5 days the NHC gives it a 20% chance of development to the south and east of the Carolina's. I would give it more of a 40% chance or at least a 30% chance of development.
The reason that I am interested in this is because it will likely move up the east coast. Whether it turns into a tropical storm or not it could very well dump heavy rain on the entire east coast. Just look at what the Canadian model is predicting in North Carolina.
This particular model takes the system into North Carolina but some models develop it into a nor'easter and has it hit us. The reason that I couldn't show that is because it is too far out right now.
I am really hoping that we get some rain soon because just look at the drought monitor.
That's it for today! Be sure to see my fall and winter forecasts on the seasonal forecast page, and check out my twitter!