High pressure is centered along the mid-Atlantic and Carolina coastline. We are in the warm and increasing humid flow of air on the western side of this system. That is why it will remain unseasonably warm over the weekend. Highs will reach the middle to upper 80s on Saturday and Sunday under partly cloudy skies. Southerly winds will become rather breezy on Sunday afternoon and evening as a cold front approaches from the west
By early Monday morning, the front will be close to the metro area and then move slowly towards the coast. At the same time, the moisture associated with Tropical Storm Karen will be drawn northward along the cold front. This will give us the best chance for significant rain that we have had in quite some time…and tropical rain at that. While the rainfall potential is difficult to pin down right now, some areas could see 1 to 3 inches. It really depends on how slowly the cold front advances eastward and the exact track of the remnant circulation of what will be an atmospheric depression formerly known as Tropical Storm Karen. Have a great weekend and keep in touch with us for updated forecasts.