Scattered storms start a warm week

Good Monday to one and all. We continue to deal with higher-than-normal temperatures, but scattered storms are jumping into the mix. This action is likely to hang around through the next week or so. As all this happens, the tropics continue to crank.

Highs Monday are again in the low 80s in many, with scattered storms firing up. The most likely chance of storms will be across the central and western parts of the region:

Each day through Friday will feature conditions similar to what we have out there Monday. Daytime highs will range from 80 to 85 degrees, with a chance of scattered storms.

Saturday evening will be wild at out Kroger Field as Florida comes to town to take on the undefeated Kentucky Wildcats. Tailgate temps will be in the low 80s with game temps generally in the 70s. There is a slight chance for a storm to go up.

The tropics continue to go wild, with three named storms. Two of those storms, Jose and Maria, are of immediate interest to the east coast:

Hurricane Infrared GOES East

Jose will likely stay just off the New England coast, but should bring tropical storm force winds to many areas. Here’s the National Hurricane Center track:

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There’s a chance for Jose to do a little loop and make a second run at our coast.

Down in the Caribbean, Maria is developing into another major Hurricane and will impact many areas recently devastated by Irma:

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Maria will likely make a run at the southeastern coast by the weekend or early next week. Exactly where Maria goes may be dictated by how much of a loop Jose does out in front.

Looking down the road through October, we are likely to see some pretty decent early season cold shots around here. The extended run of the European Model suggests flakes will fly in the Appalachian Mountains before October ends:

That would indicate a healthy early season snowpack becoming established in Canada, with a lot of snows out west in the Rockies. The snow pack in Canada backs up my thoughts on a possible earlier than normal start to winter around here.

Make it a great day and take care.

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