We have a new tropical depression, and Leslie is now post-tropical and racing toward Greenland. Meanwhile, we get another lovely late-summer day with no worries.
First, the new depression with maximum winds at 35 mph, moving west at 10 mph. It should become a tropical storm named NADINE. Intensity guidance thinks she will be a hurricane by Friday morning, hooking away from the U.S.
And at home? More pleasant conditions. The Canadian high that has knocked down the humidity and lowered our temperatures for this week is shifting eastward, a little farther north than expected. And that is setting up a return onshore flow off the Atlantic for us. That means stratocumulus clouds to start the day.
At the surface, we are still dry, but mid-level moisture has made it over the area with more and more sunshine through the day. And that set-up will continue with morning cloud cover helping to keep us below-normal for temperatures.
Next rain may develop as early as Thursday with our onshore flow, with several models suggesting lots of moisture at lower levels. But it looks more likely we will stay dry through the weekend. Consider watering for new plantings and landscaping.
Meteorologist John Wetherbee, CBM