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Hurricane Ophelia Lurks
Off Florida Coast

By Jon Moskaitis

With a strong high pressure system anchored over the New England this weekend, we can look forward to a continuation of our recent string of dry, sunny days. However, the effects of the high will not be beneficial for everyone along the Atlantic coast. As the high builds towards our southeast, it will block Hurricane Ophelia from tracking harmlessly northeastwards into the open ocean. Instead, Ophelia will continue to menace the Southeast coast, spending the weekend meandering just offshore. By early next week, the clockwise flow around the high pressure system may even begin to push Ophelia to the west. It is likely that only a slight westward nudge would be needed to bring Ophelia across the coast for the third hurricane landfall in the United States this year.

Extended Forecast:

Today: Partly cloudy. High: 76�F (24�C)

Tonight: Clear and cool. Low: 55�F (13�C)

Saturday: Sunny, with a light northerly breeze. High: 70�F (21�C)

Saturday night: Clear, calm. Low: 52�F (11�C)

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High: 75�F (24�C)

Monday: Warmer and more humid. High: 83�F (28�C)