Mostly Cloudy Friday; Tracking Jose

Good morning!
 
With mostly cloudy skies, and a chance of showers, expect a high around 79 today, and a light east wind.
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The 5 day forecast is… okay. At least it’s not hot.
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And now for the elephant in the room… Tropical Storm Jose. Jose is currently located northeast of the Bahamas and is forecast to pass offshore of much of the eastern seaboard over the next few days. Our geography comes into play here, as we are well east of much of the eastern seaboard. The trend in the past few days has been to the west with Jose’s center in about five days from now (Wednesday, 9/20), and parts of extreme southern New England are now inside the NHC’s official cone of uncertainty (and impacts are always possible outside the cone). NHC is currently forecasting Jose to be a Category 1 hurricane nearing Southern New England on Wednesday morning. Anything is still possible with Jose – including a miss several hundred miles to the east or a direct, head-on hit. Rain and wind would be the probable local impacts, but it is too early to predict the extent or intensity of such impacts, if we see any at all. A rough approximation for storm timing would be Tuesday night into Wednesday night if it hits us, but that could change. Stay tuned here for further updates; I will be relaying updates when the National Hurricane Center sends significant updates out (usually 5 and 11 AM/PM).
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Have a great day!
-Nathan

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 19 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am going into my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here, helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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