A few holiday weekend storms

Good Saturday and welcome to the Labor Day Weekend. As we get set for the unofficial ending to summer, a few showers and storms will continue to develop. These storms are ahead of a weak front draped across the region.

While all this is happening, there are some changes to the track of Hurricane Dorian. I will get to that here in a bit.

Let’s start with what we have out there today. Any shower or thunderstorm looks fairly scattered, but the chance is there for a storm to interrupt some outdoor plans. Let’s hope this action stays away from Kroger Field in Lexington as the Cats start the season at Noon today.

Here are your radars to track the action:

A similar setup will be noted for Sunday into Labor Day.

Hurricane Dorian continues to be a monster of a storm as it heads toward the Bahamas:

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We continue to see a definitive trend showing up on the models for this storm to curve northward up the east coast of Florida and toward the Carolinas. The National Hurricane Center forecast has been trending in this direction:

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Here are the latest Hurricane Model forecasts:

The GFS Ensembles:

The operational models are also strongly going in that direction. Here’s the overnight GFS:

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That’s a very, very bad trend for the Carolinas!

The models do bring a deep trough behind that departing hurricane, delivering a shot of cool to the country:

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GFS

Have a great day and take care.

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