Dry Air Here for Now… Watching Hurricane Dorian… 5PM Wednesday Update #alwx @wvua23

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Good Wednesday afternoon! Our local weather started off with some clouds early this morning, but dry air has clearly taken over quickly, with a north breeze. Expect temperatures to drop well into the 60s overnight, under a clear sky.

Thursday and Friday will include mild temperatures, but humidity will be low. Dewpoints will drop into the 50s, which will give the less humid feel to the air. We’ll top out in the upper 80s to near 90 both afternoons.

Labor Day weekend looks seasonal here, with a few spotty afternoon storms. We’ll reach the lower 90s for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The risk of spotty storms will arrive on Sunday and Monday.

In the tropics, we have hurricane Dorian, with winds sustained at 80mph. Hurricane Hunters are in the storm now and will be giving updated information within the next hour or two. Based off radar out of Puerto Rico, Dorian appears to be strengthening quickly. The storm will come into Florida by Sunday or Monday, likely as a major hurricane. There is some chance this could cross Florida and move into the Gulf. We’ll be watching this carefully.

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Richard Scott
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4pm Wednesday Update: Hurricane Dorian Getting Stronger…

Tropical Close Up Loop Storm NHC Track 1.png4pm Wednesday: Dorian continues to strengthen, with winds now at 80mph. Good chance Dorian becomes a major hurricane in the next couple of days, as it approaches Florida Sunday/Monday. It’s possible Dorian crosses Florida and ends up in the Gulf. Watching…

If you have a beach trip planned for the central Gulf coast this weekend, there will be no issues from Dorian. If the storm does end up in the Gulf, any issues wouldn’t occur until after Tuesday for the central Gulf Coast. Again, it is not set in stone that Dorian will even cross Florida and move into the Gulf, just understand that is not out of the question at this point.

Richard Scott

10am Wednesday Update: Dorian Nearing Hurricane Status #alwx @wvua23

10am Wednesday: Dorian is almost a hurricane. Winds sustained at 70mph, now forecasted to become a major hurricane on its track towards Florida by Monday. This could be a very dangerous Labor Day for the east coast of Florida!

At the moment, I see no signs this will be a problem for Alabama, however, we’ll be watching…