Sunday, October 2, 2016

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - Evening Weather Discussion

Watching Hurricane Matthew…

Well, the only real news right now is Hurricane Matthew, which is currently a Category 4 Hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph. Hurricane Matthew is currently in the Caribbean Sea but will head north, cutting across eastern Haiti, then through the Bahamas Wednesday and Thursday, then will approach the Carolinas Saturday and next Sunday. The storm currently looks as if it will turn to the northeast just prior to making landfall, then turn north, heading up the East Coast. It is still too early to tell how much this will affect the Coastal Carolinas or further north. If the storm does turn north and come close to the East Coast, it currently looks as if the main effects in the Allentown and New York City areas would be next Tuesday and Wednesday, although if the storm were to make landfall on the Carolinas and come north, the effects could be felt in our area as early as Saturday or Sunday. Then again, the storm could turn out to sea and miss us all completely. It is just too early to tell.

The forecast below assumes the storm comes close to the Carolinas but makes the turn and heads out to sea, possibly coming close enough to affect us somewhat, but without directly making landfall on the United States. This forecast can easily change for the better of worse however, so be sure to check back for further information early tomorrow morning.

Click here for the latest on Hurricane Matthew from the National Hurricane Center.

Click here for the latest satellite imagery of Hurricane Matthew.

Tomorrow and Tuesday we will have variably cloudy skies with a slight chance of a shower and highs in the mid 60’s to low 70’s tomorrow and the mid to upper 60’s Tuesday.

Wednesday through Friday then look nice with highs in the mid to upper 60’s Wednesday, and the upper 60’s to mid 70’s Thursday, and Friday.

Saturday will be variably cloudy with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm as a weak cold front approaches. Highs will be in the low to mid 70’s.

Sunday through next Wednesday will be variably cloudy with a chance of a shower each day, depending on the exact track of Hurricane Matthew. Any track further out to sea would leave us with sunny skies Sunday through next Wednesday. Highs will be mainly in the mid to upper 60’s next Sunday and Monday and the mid 60’s next Tuesday and Wednesday, dependent upon the track of Matthew.

Next Thursday should then be nice with highs in the 60’s.

Next Friday and Saturday we will have a chance of a shower as an upper level disturbance approaches. Highs should be in the upper 50’s to mid 60’s.

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