Weather: Thursday Showers, Plus Latest on Hurricane Irma (9/6/17)

Torrance's Forecast Discussion

Torrance's Forecast: - Hello folks, hope you are all are having a good week. It's been an overcast and soggy week, thanks to a stubborn front we will have more showers in the forecast. Tuesday's cold front has stalled across western Maine, and eastern New Hampshire and this is where we could see some of the heaviest showers. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued for most of southern and central New Hampshire including southern Grafton and Sullivan Counties. Rainfall totals could reach over 2 inches causing ponding on roads, and sharp rises in streams and creeks. The stalled front will move east on Thursday as an upper level trough moves over our region, sending weak energy waves allowing for scattered showers and an isolated thunderstorm both Thursday and Friday afternoon. Cooler temperatures are also expected Friday into Saturday with highs in the low to middle 60s.

A bit of good weather news, ridging of high pressure will commence early Saturday helping to diminish any lingering showers. This area of high pressure will continue to build, and will provide a bit of quiet weather Saturday into Wednesday morning. Temperatures will respond, bounding back to the middle 70s (seasonable) come Monday and Tuesday. After Tuesday we are watching for the remnants of Hurricane Irma to arrive some point on Wednesday.

Now to the tropics, we have three hurricanes. The big one being Irma, a category five storm. New to the group is Hurricane Jose trailing behind Irma, and Hurricane Katia spinning in the Bay of Campeche. 

The latest update from the National Hurricane Center still has Irma as an impressive category five storm, packing winds of 185mph. Forecasts models are slowly starting to come into better agreement, and while the exact land fall is still not know south Florida residents need to be alert. Starting late Saturday evening the outer edge of Irma should start to impact the southern tip of the sunshine state. Finally making landfall sometime Sunday afternoon as a strong category 4 hurricane with winds sustained at 145mph. Don't be fooled into any notion it will be any safer being a category 4. Within the next day or two, we should have a firm area of where Irma will land in the United States. The forecast takes Irma north on Sunday impacting majority of Florida before getting into Georgia and South Carolina by early next week as a strong category 3. As stated before, reach out to family and friends. Make sure they are prepared, and have an action plan.

Have a good night, 

-SkyTracker Meteorologist Torrance Gaucher 

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