A Tropical Storm is Developing Northeast of Jacksonville
- Author: Zachary Reyes Aug 30, 2017,
Aug 30, 2017, 14:22
Friday and Saturday the remnant low pressure area should be far enough north to be influenced by stronger winds aloft and the storm will finally pick-up speed and move quickly away from the southern Plains. As always, there's the chance we could see a very unsafe storm come our way before the season is over - remember, Hugo, the Historic Floods of 2015 and Hurricane Matthew all occurred in October. "We're expecting torrential rains, winds, floods and chaotic conditions, and we're ready for it".
As of 4 p.m. Tuesday, a broad area of light-to-moderate rain covered eastern Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic states.
The system is expected to become extratropical by 5 a.m. EDT on August 30 or earlier when it interacts with a mid- to upper-level trough (elongated area) of low pressure. If a cyclone does form, they said, it will likely happen over the next day as the storm slides along the North Carolina coast.
The storm was nonetheless expected to bring rain to Maryland and blustery winds and rough surf to beaches on the Delmarva Peninsula.
We are likely dealing with a tropical/subtropical hybrid coastal storm system.
During the latter part of the week, the tropical feature will head out to sea over the North Atlantic.
If you liked the weather over the weekend, well, we're going to do it again today!
Locally we stay stuck between the two storms, with widespread clouds and a slight chance for a shower. It will turn into a pleasant day, with high temperatures recovering to the upper 70s.
I'm watching Harvey's disorganized remnants for possible early Sunday morning showers, but most of the holiday weekend should be OK.
Flooding is expected along many rivers in west-central Florida over the coming days, and additional heavy rain may also cause urban and street flooding in and around the Tampa, Sarasota and Ft.