Erika's gone but Fred has formed. Also is a cool down on the way?
Tonight there will be some pop up showers and maybe even a thunderstorm. This moisture is actually associated with the sad remnants of Erika.
We now have tropical storm Fred in the Atlantic. He looks great right now and is intensifying quickly.
Fred will move through the Cape Verde Islands as a hurricane and then quickly dissipate. The r
eason for this is the high shear over the Central Atlantic. Normally I make my own cone but since Fred is not going to affect the east coast I am not going to. I also think that the NHC has a pretty good cone.
As for our weather a heat wave is coming. Only a few areas hit 90 today but it should be more widespread tomorrow. Here is a look at your 5 day.
Beyond the 5 day I am currently watching out for a potential September chill. Right now the American model is showing a very strong cold front to form around a week from now over the Midwest. It then shows it moving through our area around next Thursday.
If this happens it will drop low temperatures into the 50s and 40s with a few 30s just outside of the coverage area. Right now there is only one model that is supporting this but it does look like there will be some kind of cold air mass in North America forming.
Right now this is just something to look at for. No guarantee that there will be a September chill.
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