A MAJOR COOL-DOWN IS EXPECTED AT THE END OF THE WEEK… TROPICAL STORM MARIA SHOULD STAY WELL OFF THE EAST COAST… WATERLOGGED AREAS OF THE NORTHEAST FINALLY GET A CHANCE TO DRY OUT… THE TEXAS DROUGHT CONTINUES

The climatological peak of the North Atlantic’s hurricane season is September 10th. So now, with each passing day, the chances of there being a hurricane on the weather map decreases. However, we are not out of the woods just yet. Tropical Storm Maria’s only effects on the East Coast will be marine related (i.e. rip currents, large swells, etc). There are no other areas of concern as of this writing. It may feel a lot like summer right now but in a few days, I expect that many folks will be able to turn off their air conditioners for a while. A big cool down is expected and Friday’s high temperature may only be around the 70 degree mark. The question remains as to how much rain (if any) will occur with the frontal passage. As it looks now, it doesn’t appear to be the type of front that will have a line of strong thunderstorms out ahead of it. Perhaps, there will be some rain after the front goes through. The weekend’s weather is very uncertain right now… What about that drought in Texas? It is amazing how the pattern does not want to change to allow rain to move into this incredibly parched state. The tropics haven’t offered any relief and there really isn’t any definitive hope over the next week or so. The waterlogged areas of the Northeast finally get a chance to dry out. River levels are dropping throughout the northeast which is great news. That’s it for now. Have a great day and thanks for reading.

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