Currently in Boston — September 26th, 2022
Any cloud cover and showers this evening will give way to clearing and more Sunshine developing for Monday. I'm expecting temperatures to be above average into Wednesday. Highs on Monday should reach 70°F to 75°F with a similar temperature pattern on Tuesday along with moderate levels of humidity a bit noticeable but certainly not oppressive by any means. A frontal system will eventually usher in cooler air for the end of the week. Forecasters will be closely watching Ian which is forecast to become a major hurricane west of the Florida peninsula this week before moving towards the mainland.
What you need to know, currently.
Hurricane Fiona made landfall in eastern Nova Scotia on Saturday as a post-tropical storm with 90 mph winds. Although the storm weakened as it approached land, it still caused an unprecedented amount of damage and at least one death. The worst damage was in Prince Edward Island, where storm surge reached up to six feet.
After months of quiet, the Atlantic Basin is looking particularly active this week. Tropical Storm Ian formed Friday and is expected to strengthen as it approaches the United States. Ian may hit Cuba as a Category 4 and the western coast of Florida will be particularly at risk.
“The one thing I have to stress is that as Ian moves into the Gulf of Mexico the wind field is going to expand considerably,” said Jamie Rhome, acting director of the National Hurricane Center, in a briefing on Sunday. “Ian is going to be a large and powerful hurricane in the eastern Gulf of Mexico and spread its impacts over a large portion of the Florida peninsula, so don’t get too fixated on the [exact track].”
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