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Gordon Blows By

By Marek Zebrowski
staff meteorologist

A very mild November (six degrees per day above the norm so far) brings yet another surprise - a late season call from hurricane Gordon, currently forecasted to brush past Cape Hatteras at noon today and then move toward the north-northeast, passing east of Cape Cod. A combination of a high pressure system over New England and a storm to the south will cause a tight pressure gradient and a significant onshore flow with local coastal flooding at high tide. As this high moves slowly southeastward, Gordon will likely slow down and, initially, move on a more northerly track before the upper latitude westerlies sweep it eastward into the Atlantic. Cooler air and local water temperatures (currently in low to mid 50s, or about 1113C) will also cause Gordon to weaken and most likely become downgraded to an extratropical low by midday Saturday as it passes in the vicinity of Nova Scotia.

Today: Partly cloudy with increasing cloudiness throughout the day. High 58F (14C). Steadily increasing easterly winds, especially along the coast at 1530 mph (2448 kmh).

Tonight: Cloudy with showers likely. Windy with easterly gales on the Cape and islands. Low 52F (11C).

Saturday: Showers early, continued windy with breaks late in the day. High 64F (17C).

Sunday: Partly sunny and seasonable, with lows near 40F (5C) and highs in mid 50s (1113C).