Update on the tropics and Long Island weather:
- The 1st image shows the 3 main areas that the National Hurricane Center is watching. Nothing is imminent, and most of the Euro ensemble members are showing that the tropical storms or hurricanes that may develop from these will eventually curve to the north and not make it to the United States. However, that can still change, so it bears watching.
- Here is more information on each of the 3 systems from the National Hurricane Center:
1. A broad area of low pressure located over the eastern tropical Atlantic several hundred miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms, while moving little. Gradual development is possible early next week once the larger tropical wave located near the Cabo Verde Islands passes to the north of the system on Sunday. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent. 2. A tropical wave located near the Cabo Verde Islands is producing an extensive area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Development of this system is expected to be slow during the next couple of days while it moves west-northwestward at about 15 mph. After that, a tropical depression is more likely to form early next week over the central tropical Atlantic where environmental conditions are forecast to be more conducive for development. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...20 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...high...70 percent. 3. Another tropical wave is forecast to move off the west coast of Africa over the weekend. An area of low pressure is expected to form from the wave early next week. Gradual development of this low is then expected, and a tropical depression could form while it moves generally westward over the far eastern tropical Atlantic. * Formation chance through 48 hours...low...near 0 percent. * Formation chance through 5 days...medium...40 percent.
Today: Mostly sunny with decreasing humidity throughout the day with highs mostly in the mid 80's. There will be a dry west-northwesterly breeze at 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Tomorrow: Sunny with low humidity with highs mostly in the upper 70's.
Sunday: Sunny with low humidity with highs mostly in the upper 70's to around 80 degrees.
Labor Day: Mostly sunny with moderate humidity with highs close to 80 degrees. The wind will be mostly out of the south at 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.
Tuesday: Partly to mostly sunny and more humid with highs again close to 80 degrees.
Wednesday: Partly to mostly cloudy and humid with a 40% chance of showers in the afternoon/ evening. Highs mostly in the upper 70's.
- 1st image: From the National Hurricane Center
- 2nd image: Euro ensembles for the next 15 days
- 3rd image: Projected highs for today from the National Weather Service
- 4th image: Projected temperatures for Long Island for the next 10 days from the National Weather Service model blend
- 5th image: Projected rainfall for the next 5 days from the Weather Prediction Center