Holiday Weekend Weather & A Tropical Storm Possible Gulf of Mexico
With the holiday weekend just about here it is too bad it didn't start today with all the sunshine we had. Now we have 2 more days before a cold front moves through. Tonight some patchy dense fog is likely across Maryland and areas to the south so be cautious if you are driving southward tonight. Friday looks like a great day with sunshine and highs in the 80s across South Central Pennsylvania & North Central Maryland. Saturday brings a cold front dropping down from upstate NY & New England. It won't reach us until Saturday night but the daytime Saturday will be very warm with highs well into the 80s and the chance for late day downpours and thunderstorms. If you are shore bound Saturday will be a good beach day though the cold ocean brings a sea breeze in the afternoon and evening on the Jersey, Delaware & Maryland coasts.
Sunday and Monday that frontal boundary will be close by and this means that there will be chances for showers and thunderstorms both Sunday and Monday though it doesn't rain all the time so it won't be a total washout. Temperatures will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s both days.
Tropical System Better Organized Gulf Coast Threat Increases
Satellite loops this afternoon along with surface observations indicate that the broad low pressure center in the Northwest Caribbean is becoming better organized. The National Hurricane Center has increased the chances of development to 70 percent in the next 2 days and 90 percent over the next 5 days. This is all happening as the holiday weekend approaches and the threat to the US Gulf Coast is increasing for Sunday into Monday...READ MORE ON THIS POSSIBLE TROPICAL STORM THIS WEEKEND IN THE GULF OF MEXICO AT METEOROLOGISTJOECIOFFI.COM