The month of October begins with good sun, clouds at times, breezy conditions, and passing showers in the mid to late afternoon. A high risk of dangerous rip currents is in place at the Atlantic beaches at least through Tuesday night. And flooding at high tides could still be a problem in low-lying areas along the Atlantic coast. Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 80s in the east coast metro area and the low 90s elsewhere.
Wednesday will bring some afternoon showers and storms on the breeze as moisture from the remnants of Karen work their way into the area. Wednesday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.
Look for a mix of sun and clouds with periods of showers and storms on Thursday. Thursday’s highs will be mostly in the upper 80s.
Friday will feature sun, clouds, and periods of showers and storms. Friday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.
Saturday’s forecast includes good sun, clouds at times, and periods of showers and storms. Highs on Saturday will be in the upper 80s.
In the tropics, Hurricane Lorenzo remains very large and dangerous as it approaches the Azores. At 5 am on Tuesday, Lorenzo had maximum sustained winds of 100 miles per hour and was about 630 miles southwest of the western Azores. Lorenzo was racing northeast at 22 miles per hour. A hurricane warning is in effect for the western and central Azores, and there is a tropical storm warning for the eastern Azores. Tropical storm conditions are expected to begin on Tuesday night, deteriorating to hurricane conditions early on Wednesday.
Elsewhere in the tropics, we’re watching two new areas closer to home. One is an area of low pressure in the northwestern Caribbean that has a low chance of development as it moves towards the Yucatan and into the southwestern Gulf of Mexico over the next five days. The other is an area of showers near the southeastern Bahamas that has a low chance of development as it moves northeast, well east of the U.S. coast, during the next several days.