Concern is growing that a slow moving tropical system
will come through the region starting early next week.
A new tropical depression has formed off the
Southeastern US and will possibly strengthen to a
tropical storm. It is nearly stationary, but the
interaction of Frances (a very healthy looking
hurricane east of the Lesser Antilles) may actually
push it Northwestward over the next several days. This
is just a heads up that we may see tropical rains, and
a lot of it, Monday to Wednesday time frame next week.
The next concern is the eventual track of Frances.
Frances will likely hit the US east coast later next
week. The best bet (and boy is this a far off
forecast) is that she will come ashore anywhere from
Florida to the NC/SC border. My gut is FL/GA border at
this time, but it is a far ways off. The threat will
be that a Major (Category 3 or higher storm) or even
possible Severe (Winds above 155mph) hurricane will be
devastate communities that are hit. Its longer term
projection could bring its remnants up in our region,
and this far out, everyone is urged to stay alert!
All for now!
Jimmy Chaplin of Mid Atlantic Weather. http://www.midatlanticweather.com
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