Weather: Very Quiet WeatherBy Bill Ramstrom
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- This weekend will be very pleasant and tranquil. Temperatures will hold in the upper 60s each day, and drop to the upper 40s each night. We should expect full sun each day of the weekend. A large high pressure system covers the eastern two-thirds of the country, keeping skies clear and temperatures seasonal for a large region.
In the tropics, Hurricanes Isaac and Joyce, and tropical depression #15 are all currently observed. As of 5 p.m. last night, Isaac was a category 4 hurricane, with winds of 140 mph, located 690 miles ESE of Bermuda. It is an impressive storm, with a very symmetric shape and clearly visible eye. Fortunately, Isaac is expected to remain far out to sea and not affect any land masses. Joyce is a developing storm, located far to the east of the Windward Islands, with winds of 85 mph. It is expected to head toward these islands, and then pass into the Caribbean Sea over the next few days. Finally, tropical depression #15 has just formed in the western Caribbean, and may strengthen to hurricane level over the weekend. This storm could eventually pose a threat to the U.S. Gulf Coast if it indeed develops.
Today: Cool but sunny. High 62ºF (17ºC).
Tonight: Clear and crisp. Low 46ºF (8ºC).
Saturday: Sunny and a bit warmer. High 67ºF (20ºC).
Sunday: Continued sunny. High 69ºF (20ºC).
Outlook for Monday: Sunny and dry. High 71ºF (21ºC).