The Summer is almost over but Mother Nature hasn't received the memo. I hope you like sunny skies and warm daytime highs because that's on the menu for the next week.
Before we jump into NEPA, we need to talk about Jose and Maria. Hurricane Jose is curving away from the United States but will still bring rough surf and Tropical Storm strength winds to the beaches of NJ, NY and even into parts of New England. Maria is a whole different can of worms.
Maria, a Category 5 storm, is heading straight for the island of Puerto Rico. Lest we forget, Irma (another Category 5) brushed up along the northern shores of the island but didn't make landfall. At this point, it would be a huge surprise if Maria missed making landfall with Puerto Rico. The maximum sustained winds are cranking up near 160 miles per hour and the damage will be catastrophic if a landfall occurs. Keep the people of Puerto Rico in your thoughts. The NHC latest forecast has Maria curving northward over the next few days which looks to be good for the state of Florida. As we know from Irma, the path can change over the course of a couple of days.
Back to NEPA, the weather looks fantastic for the next several days. Daytime highs will stay steady in the upper 70s, low 80s and potential make a run for the mid 80s by next Monday; wild!
Fall begins on Friday but it really won't feel like it.
- Chief Meteorologist Mike Linden
Today's Record Temperatures