Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine, which is forecast to develop into Tropical Storm Humberto by tomorrow, continues to bring breezy conditions and rain to the Bahamas, who totally need such a thing right now. We continue to monitor this storm for potential impacts to our weather next week, but there is still serious uncertainty that has not yet been resolved in the models. So, we watch and wait.
Current thinking on local impacts
For now, the National Hurricane Center is forecasting a tropical storm to be off our coast as we head into early next week. On this track, we can expect some breezy conditions and periods of heavy rainfall, especially near the coast. Rip current risks will likely increase, and I am concerned that there may be additional beach erosion with another period of northeast winds. This may change rather significantly depending on where future-Humberto ends up, so be sure to continue to monitor forecast updates closely. But, for now, we are not expecting Dorian 2.0.
What to do today
- Stay tuned for forecast updates today and throughout the weekend. Watch National Hurricane Center forecasts for the latest on the storm’s forecast track and intensity.
- Embrace a low-carb meteorological diet by cutting out the spaghetti models.
- Be thinking about rain plans for outdoor activities on Sunday.
More later today.
Follow my Charleston Weather updates using Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or RSS. Do you like what you see here? Please consider supporting my independent, hype-averse weather journalism and become a supporter on Patreon for a broader look at all things #chswx!