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Weather: Tropical Tales


Tropical Tales

By Marek Zebrowski
Staff Meteorologist

At 9 p.m. EDT Thursday, Hurricane Fran came ashore just south of Wilmington, N.C. on a stretch of coast called Cape Fear. Packing winds of 110 mph (180 kmh) and plenty of moisture, Fran is expected to wreak havoc not only on the mid-Atlantic coast but also well inland. Copious rains and widespread flooding are expected east of Appalachians as remnants of Fran move slowly northward through eastern and central North Carolina on Friday. By Saturday, Fran's wet legacy will begin to approach our region from the south and west. Due to a small blocking high pressure cell just to the north of eastern Great Lakes, Fran will be stalled throughout the weekend over the northeast, finally moving away by early Tuesday, when a stronger cold front comes in from the west.

Today: Partly sunny, warm and humid. High 84F (29C), with afternoon sea breezes near the coast.

Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy, with areas of fog likely in coastal sections. Low 66F (19C).

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy, with showers moving in from the southwest. High 76F (24C) with light onshore winds.

Sunday outlook: Cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the mid 60s (1719C), highs in the mid 70s (2325C).

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This story was published on 9/6/96.
Volume 116, Number 39.
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