9/30 – The Chief’s “Very Nice Start” Friday Morning Forecast

As Ian continue to affect the region with a combined flow from the NNE, the drier air will shape the forecast through the weekend. Low relative humidity values and light wind can be expected through today before a slow modification.

A very broad area of high pressure at the surface is in control from the Great Lakes south-southwest into eastern Mexico. The combination of that surface high and Ian is continuing to lead to the gusty northeast winds over the region but as Ian pulls north into SC and NC the high will weaken and slide north in response. That will lead to the pressure gradient relaxing and that should help to relieve some of the fire weather concerns as winds lighten over the land areas. Temperatures should be a touch warmer this weekend as dew-points expected to remain relatively unchanged.

Slow moderation of temperatures will begin this afternoon and through Saturday before we see a weak reinforcing shot of cooler and drier air with a backdoor cold front.

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