Summer Like Temperatures Continue

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A couple of showers and thunderstorms have developed across the area in the afternoon heat. Some of these storms could last into the early evening, but they will diminish quickly once the sun sets. Otherwise, it will be mostly clear tonight with temperatures in the mid-60s.

Beyond today, an upper-level area of high pressure will build over the Eastern states and promote dry air across the region. Expect plenty of sunshine with warm afternoons along with mostly clear and comfortable nights right into the weekend. Highs will be in the 80s with lows in the 60s. Enjoy!

Jose will continue to generate hazardous high seas as well as dangerous surf and rip currents up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
Those with interests in southern New England should continue to watch the track of Jose, as outer bands may bring wind gusts of 30-50 mph to these areas, mainly along the coastline. Rainfall is not anticipated to cause flooding, but flooding from high water on the ocean will affect some coastal communities, especially around times of high tide.

Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria made landfall near Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, early this morning, and the eye has emerged over the Atlantic this afternoon. An extreme risk to life and property continues across much of Puerto Rico. Wind gusts of 100 mph can still occur over northwestern Puerto Rico, causing further damage. Many roads are impassable due to downed trees, power lines and debris. Heavy rain will continue to cause life-threatening flooding and mudslides across the region. Power outages may last for weeks in some areas with communication networks damaged. The Dominican Republic will have to contend with Maria tonight and Thursday. Although the worst wind is expected to remain offshore, very heavy rainfall will pose a significant risk to lives and property. Damaging wind gusts will also affect the Turks and Caicos islands Thursday. Right now, it looks like Maria will remain off the East Coast next week as it makes a turn to the north in the Atlantic.

Have a great evening,
Chris


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