Showers and storms today – MUCH cooler trends!

A front approaches the region today with a chance of showers and storms increasing all day. Some storms could be severe in the north so please be safe and the biggest threat will be high winds, but an isolated tornado and hail threat exists.

Cool and rainy weather with waves of showers and some storms tonight through most of tomorrow, though western regions should see fewer chances as the day continues. Highs in the 60s and low to the mid-70s north, 80s south.  A good slug of rain will hit part of the regions and isolated flooding could occur in West Virginia today and tonight and into Southeastern VA and Northeastern NC tomorrow.

The weekend still looks sunny and unseasonably cool with highs in the 60s north to around 80 south! Some 40s in the north and 50s to low 60s for lows!

Monday and Tuesday will likely be the time the remnants of Irma start to influence the region’s weather.

All for now:

#Irma Threatens Florida – Stronger now than originally forecast at this point!

For the latest on Irma please stay connected to the NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center. As of now, Florida, especially Southern Florida, looks to be ground zero for this system, with maybe even a double hit or a Western Florida hit as she (if she) hooks to the north. She stayed south of many predictions which is why the Southeast Coast (Ga/SC/NC) is less likely to see a direct hit, though surf will be high! Regionally, Next Monday and Tuesday we will see how rains will come this way, but the system will have lost a lot of punch by then.

PRAY FOR FLORIDA, The Leeward Islands, and Puerto Rico as well as all that will be impacted! Irma is very strong and large and actually stronger right now than models had her at this point! 150mph winds! 

UPDATE: #Irma is now a Category 5 Storm with winds at 175mph as of 8:00 AM Tuesday, September 5, 2017