All eyes remain focused on Joaquin this evening and the eventual impacts dealt to the eastern seaboard, and, at least indirectly, back into the Ohio Valley.
Latest satellite imagery this evening shows that Joaquin sure appears to be intensifying and we wouldn’t be surprised if we’re looking at a hurricane in the making tonight.
A very complex weather situation will unfold to deliver flooding rains, beach erosion, and very windy conditions up and down the eastern seaboard well in advance of Joaquin. Friends and family out east should plan and prepare now for significant impacts into the weekend. It should be noted that we’re a long ways off from being able to lock into a precise track and potential landfall with Joaquin.
Back here on the home front the indirect impacts of this complex situation are locked in on a very windy and chilly late week and weekend. Note the tightening pressure gradient as we progress into the weekend. Strong northeast gusts of 35+ MPH will be likely by late week.
We also need to closely monitor the goings on over the next couple days to determine rain chances that may “back in” to the region from the east Saturday into Sunday. When compared with the chilly and windy conditions, rain potential is a much lower confidence forecast at this juncture. Stay tuned.