TEMPERATURES WARM BACK UP ON THIS COLUMBUS DAY… RAIN CHANCES SHOULD RAMP UP WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON AS A TROUGH/FRONTAL SYSTEM APPROACH THE MID-ATLANTIC STATES… WE SHOULD SEE PLEASANT WEATHER LATER IN THE WEEK ALONG WITH COOLER TEMPERATURES

The weather today (Monday) should be very nice with warmer temperatures than what we saw on Sunday. Winds were out of the north and northeast on Sunday but they have now switched direction to more of a southeasterly direction, hence the warmer temperatures. This is a result of the high pressure system that was to our north moving further off the coast. A rather deep trough in the middle of the country is producing severe weather in some areas along with heavy downpours. This system will slowly move eastward over the next few days. By Wednesday afternoon, we should start seeing showers move into the region, especially our westernmost areas. Rain chances should increase Wednesday night along with a chance of thunderstorms in some spots. Currently, weather forecasters aren’t sure whether we will see severe weather in our region so stay tuned for the latest on that. We should see improving conditions on Thursday. The end of the week should be nice with seasonal temperatures… The tropical Atlantic has become active with Tropical Storm Fay impacting Bermuda over the weekend and newly formed Tropical Storm Gonzalo now forecast to become a hurricane. Fay is moving out into the North Atlantic and will only be a concern for shipping interests. However, Gonzalo may be more of a serious threat as it is expected to grow into a powerful hurricane. The islands in the northeast Caribbean are being impacted now but the island of Bermuda needs to pay close attention to this storm. The frontal system/trough that is going to impact our weather on Wednesday will most likely play a role in Gonzalo’s eventual track. Please monitor the National Hurricane Center’s website along with the local media for the latest advisories on this storm. Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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