~~Hurricane Irene is much weaker ahead of it’s overnight landfall in North Carolina than was originally anticipated. She is extremely unlikely to hold together as a hurricane as she traverses the mid Atlantic. Still, torrential, flooding rain and a 2-4ft storm surge can be anticipated in downstate New York and Long Island this weekend~~
Now that that is over, let’s take a look at Cape Coral, which dodged a tropical bullet.
At 1053PM, ET, Cape Coral was reporting a temperature of 82 degrees with clear skies. Hurricane Irene has left a great deal of subsidence in her wake, which is creating a fairly stable environment for the evening.
A trough, which is more of a spiral band is expected to eject through the Gulf of Mexico tomorrow, however the Florida Peninsula will remain quite stable through the day tomorrow. Still, the trough will stagnate across the region for the next 24 hours, and will interact with the moisture that will return across the region by Sunday.
Tomorrow – Partly to mostly cloudy, High 94, Low 79
Sunday – Chance of some afternoon showers and storms, High 93, Low 79
TWC: Tomorrow – Some clouds and possibly an isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon, Tomorrow 92, Low 79
Sunday – Sunny along with a few clouds High 92, Low 80
AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny and breezy High 94, Low 78
Sunday – A morning shower or thunderstorm around; otherwise, sun and clouds High 94, Low 79
NWS: Tomorrow – Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny High 93, Low 80
Sunday – Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny High 92, Low 81
WB: Tomorrow – Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms High 93, Low 80
Sunday – Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms High 92, Low 81