10/04 Ryan’s Tuesday Night Forecast
It was a bit warmer on this Tuesday Night than we’ve seen over the past few, but after a slight warming phase we’ll see evenings return to the low 60s/upper 50s. Tomorrow afternoon will be sunny and warm, with highs near 88 on the waterfront and warmer inland, and breezy winds coming out of the NE. A Small Craft Caution has already been issued for all day tomorrow (Wednesday). An upper level ridge remains in place over the SE and will strengthen over the next few days as Matthew approaches from the South. This intensification will lead to some compressional heating, meaning skies will remain mostly clear and winds will remain from the North, but weekend highs will return to near 90 degrees. A “dry front” will also be moving through the area around this time, returning a cool/dry air-mass to the region by the beginning of next week.
Hurricane Matthew made landfall in Haiti around sunrise this morning and in Eastern Cuba around sunset. This storm will remain a dangerous major hurricane for the next 3 days and the forecast track has shifted further West allowing for land interaction on the East Coasts of FL, GA, NC, and SC. Some states have already ordered evacuations. TS Nicole is expected to dissipate within 48 hours due to an unfavorable environment and Disturbance one is only expected to gradually increase in strength and organization over the next seven days.