Weather: Fearsome FloydBy Bill Ramstrom
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- All eyes along the East Coast are currently watching Floyd, a powerful category 4 hurricane with winds Monday evening of 155 mph. The current forecast track brings Floyd uncomfortably close to the Florida coast before it turns more northward, possibly headed toward landfall in the Carolinas. Most likely, we will feel some of the effects of Floyd on Thursday night or during Friday, at least copious rainfall, and depending on the track of the storm, perhaps some wind.
A cold front is approaching the eastern US today. This will help to determine the track of Floyd and will also lead to clouds and showers for us on Wednesday. Thursday and Friday will also feature rain, heavier if the center of Floyd passes nearby. Temperatures will likely remain fairly warm through the week, with increasing humidity each day.
Today: Sunny, with a few high clouds. High 77°F (25°C).
Tonight: Clouds thicken. Low 63°F (17°C).
Wednesday: Mostly cloudy with afternoon showers. High 78°F
Thursday and Friday: Rainy, heavier and with more wind if
Floyd approaches closely. Muggy, with highs near 78°F (25°C),
lows near 70°F (22°C).