As of 11am the temps across the region have barely made it out of the 40’s, throw in the ongoing breezy conditions and it feels very much like October out there!
This ongoing wind is the result of a ever tightening pressure gradient between a high pressure over the Atlantic (clockwise flow) and Category 4 Hurricane Joaquin near the Bahamas (counterclockwise flow). Between these two flows is the East Coast and of course our region, this has kept a strong easterly wind blowing for the last few days and it will continue through the weekend. This flow is also helping to drive moisture laden air of the Atlantic which is resulting is rain breaking out along the stalled frontal boundary that brought us our mid week deluge.
This rain has been focused along the i95 corridor and has been slowly pushing north this morning into our southern most counties. Just how far north this moisture can push will have to be monitored, where rain does fall, it will of course be coupled with the easterly winds and cool temps, making for some soup and chili conditions for the next few days.
As far as Joaquin goes, it is still forecasted to pulled NE and out to sea, after almost 48 hours of category 3-4 hurricane impacts to the Bahamas. Bigger story will be the flooding rain that is likely to fall across SC which looks to be very severe for that region.
Complete forecast details are available on the HVW 5 Day Forecast.