7:30 AM | Nice for a few days, but now focus shifts to Hurricane Irene which could come right up the east coast this weekend

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, lowering humidity, highs near 85

Tonight

Mostly clear, comfortable, lows near 60

Tuesday

Mostly sunny, pleasant, low 80’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, warmer, mid 80’s

Thursday

Partly sunny, very warm, more humid, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, near 90

Friday

Partly sunny, warm, chance for a shower or thunderstorm, upper 80’s

Saturday

Increasing clouds, warm, the threat exists for showers and thunderstorms by nightfall depending on the track of Irene, mid 80’s

Discussion

High pressure has moved into the region following yesterday’s strong cold frontal passage. This high will control our weather right into mid-week an then the focus shifts to the southeast US coast. Last week we discussed the potential threat for a tropical system to affect the southeast US late this week for the first time this hurricane season and now all eyes are focused on Hurricane Irene which will head towards the east coast of Florida by around Friday, and then it could very well take a track right along the east coast. If this track does occur, heavy rain will could fall here later Saturday or Sunday.

Video

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTDj6YnGpf0