Hurricane Irma Potentially a Major Threat to the East Coast of the United States and Another Storm t
There is growing potential for a Hurricane (Irma) to form in the next 3 to 5 days in the Atlantic Ocean, and it appears that it will make the long journey westward toward the United States. All major computer models are showing the storm, and it has the potential to be a major hurricane (Category 3 or above). There is actually remarkable agreement through 240 hours between the GFS and Euro models, as they are both showing a Category 4 hurricane at the southeastern tip of the Bahamas and heading WNW to NW. The European model only goes out to 240 hours, but the GFS goes out to 384 hours, and it's showing the hurricane make the turn up the east coast around September 10th to 12th. Anywhere from southern Florida all the way up to New England needs to keep an eye on this storm.
It also appears likely that a second storm will form in the Gulf of Mexico next week, and it has the potential to strike anywhere from Houston to the west coast of Florida.
As for Long Island weather, it will be generally fair weather until late Saturday into Sunday when moisture from Harvey reaches Long Island. There is a slight chance of an afternoon or evening shower tomorrow, and temperatures will be on the cool side Friday and Saturday. Labor looks to be sunny and 80 degrees.
The following image is from the GFS model, and it's showing potential Hurricane Jose brushing Long Island on September 12th:
Image from tropicaltidbits.com
The following image is from the Euro model, and it's showing tracks of Hurricane Jose out to 10 days from now (it also shows the path of the current storm off the coast of Long Island and the second storm to form in the western Gulf of Mexico):