Weather: Mighty WindsBy Robert Lindsay Korty
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- Yesterday, the National Hurricane Center was issuing advisories on four different tropical systems in the Atlantic basin. Two of these have now moved on, but there are still two systems far out in the ocean. Hurricane Fabian, which struck Bermuda last week, has lost tropical characteristics and transitioned into a powerful Atlantic storm south of Greenland. Tropical Depression Henri weakened further and became absorbed by a stalled front off the coast of North Carolina. Hurricane Isabel remains a powerful category 4 hurricane midway between the African coast and the Lesser Antilles. Tropical Depression 14, which should be named Juan today, is far out in the eastern Atlantic, near the Cape Verde Islands. Given its strength, Hurricane Isabel must be closely monitored as it moves toward the western half of the Atlantic basin.
Back on land, a strong area of high pressure has brought beautiful clear skies and cool northeast winds to eastern New England. As the high passes overhead today, winds will calm and temperatures will drop tonight. Frost is possible in the valleys of northern Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine again tonight. As the high slides east, temperatures will gradually warm to normal levels for mid-September. Sunshine will be plentiful all week.
Today: Sunny and cool. High 69°F (21°C).
Tonight: Clear and cool. Low 50°F (10°C).
Wednesday: Sunny. High 73°F (23°C).
Thursday: Clear. High 75°F (24°C), low 58°F (14°C).