Last Full Day of Summer
Sea level pressure, IR satellite & wind gusts (click to enlarge).
Tropical storm Jose is centered about 150 miles southeast of Nantucket this morning. Maximum sustained wind is up to 60 mph. There will be enough dry air entrained into the circulation outside of this system so as to allow our weather to become partly sunny (remaining breezy) across much of the area today, however a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect across Cape Cod & the Islands. Humidity will decrease by this afternoon outside of the TS Warned areas, with dew points dropping into the 50's this afternoon. Jose is going to meander around for a while and probably backtrack a bit tomorrow. This could result in mostly cloudy conditions, and more rain on the Cape. Highs will be in the low 80's today (where the sun shines) and in the 70's tomorrow. Autumn officially arrives at 4:02 PM Friday. Hopefully Jose will decay enough by Saturday to all for some improvement in our weather. It should become at least partly sunny then and Sunday looks mostly sunny, very warm & more humid. Highs Saturday will be around 80. Highs Sunday & Monday will be in the 80's, as Summer let's us know it's not going without a fight.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria, which battered Puerto Rico yesterday is centered about 70 miles north of Punta Cana this morning. Maximum sustained wind is 115 mph. That storm will pass close to the Turks & Caicos Islands today and is likely to remain well offshore as it tracks north across the Atlantic Ocean.