12:30 PM | **Path of Hurricane Maria still a concern for US east coast**

12:30 PM | **Path of Hurricane Maria still a concern for US east coast**

Hurricane Maria is now just to the east of the southeastern Bahamas and remains a “major” category 3 hurricane at 11 am with max sustained winds at 125 mph.  Maria continues to move on a slow northwest track (8 mph) and will begin on a more northerly track this weekend.  By the middle of next week, Maria will likely be situated to the east of the Carolinas; however, with very strong high pressure ridging firmly in place across southeastern Canada and the Northeast US, its movement beyond that point is still of concern for the east coast. A shift to the west in Maria's track is not out of the realm of possibility and that could present some problems to the US east coast from the Outer Banks to New Jersey. 

7:00 AM | Hurricane Maria slides to the east of the Bahamas

7:00 AM | Hurricane Maria slides to the east of the Bahamas

Hurricane Maria will slide to the east of the Bahama Island chain over the next couple of days and then turn northward in the western Atlantic.  There is likely to be some interaction between Maria and the remains of Jose spinning in the north Atlantic which will have an influence on the future path of Maria.  It is still too early to write off the possibility that Hurricane Maria will eventually have some kind of impact on the US east coast.

7:00 AM | Hurricane Maria slides east of the Bahamas

7:00 AM | Hurricane Maria slides east of the Bahamas

Hurricane Maria will slide to the east of the Bahama Island chain over the next couple of days and then turn northward in the western Atlantic.  There is likely to be some interaction between Maria and the remains of Jose spinning in the north Atlantic which will have an influence on the future path of Maria.  It is still too early to write off the possibility that Hurricane Maria will eventually have some kind of impact on the US east coast.

7:00 AM | Dry, warm pattern continues right through the weekend

7:00 AM | Dry, warm pattern continues right through the weekend

High pressure will continue to control our weather for the next several days in the Mid-Atlantic region leading to an extended period of dry and warm conditions.  Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria is still a concern as it will slide to the east of the Bahama Island chain over the next couple of days and then make an uncomfortable approach to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  There is likely to be some interaction between Hurricane Maria and the remains of Jose in the north Atlantic and this will have an influence on the future path of Maria.  It is still too early to write off the possibility that Hurricane Maria will eventually have some kind of impact on the US east coast. 

7:00 AM | Dry, warm weather right through the weekend

7:00 AM | Dry, warm weather right through the weekend

This should be a great weekend to be down at the Jersey Shore as crowds are down and temperatures are up.  High pressure will continue to control our weather for the next several days in the Mid-Atlantic region leading to an extended period of dry and warm conditions.  Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria is still a concern as it will slide to the east of the Bahama Island chain over the next couple of days and then make an uncomfortable approach to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  There is likely to be some interaction between Hurricane Maria and the remains of Jose in the north Atlantic and this will have an influence on the future path of Maria.  It is still too early to write off the possibility that Hurricane Maria will eventually have some kind of impact on the US east coast.

7:00 AM | Dry, very warm weather continues through the weekend

7:00 AM | Dry, very warm weather continues through the weekend

High pressure will continue to control our weather for the next several days in the Mid-Atlantic region leading to an extended period of dry and very warm conditions.  Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria is still a concern as it will slide to the east of the Bahama Island chain over the next couple of days and then make an uncomfortable approach to the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  There is likely to be some interaction between Hurricane Maria and the remains of Jose in the north Atlantic and this will have an influence on the future path of Maria.  It is still too early to write off the possibility that Hurricane Maria will eventually have some kind of impact on the US east coast.

12:45 PM | *The Great New England Hurricane of 1938*

12:45 PM | *The Great New England Hurricane of 1938*

On September 21, 1938, one of the most destructive and powerful hurricanes in recorded history struck Long Island and Southern New England. It was the first major hurricane to strike New England since the year 1869. The storm developed near the Cape Verde Islands on September 9, tracking across the Atlantic and up the Eastern Seaboard. The storm hit Long Island and Southern Connecticut on September 21, moving at a forward speed of 47 mph! Today marks the 79th anniversary of storm known as "The Great New England Hurricane of 1938" as well as "The Long Island Express" and the "Yankee Clipper". With no warning, the powerful category 3 hurricane (previously a category 5) slammed into Long Island and southern New England causing approximately 682 deaths and massive devastation to coastal cities and became the most destructive storm to strike the region in the 20th century. Little media attention was given to the powerful hurricane while it was out at sea as Europe was on the brink of war and the overriding story of the time. There was no advanced meteorological technology such as radar or satellite imagery to warn of the storm’s approach.

7:00 AM | Hurricane Maria to slide east of the Bahama Island chain next couple days

7:00 AM | Hurricane Maria to slide east of the Bahama Island chain next couple days

Hurricane Maria continues to push away from Puerto Rico and will slide to the east of the Bahama Island chain over the next couple of days.  After that, there is likely to be some interaction between Maria and the remains of Jose which will have an influence on the future path of Maria.  It is still too early to write off the possibility that Hurricane Maria will eventually have some kind of impact on the US east coast. 

7:00 AM | Dry, warm stretch to continue here into next week...still monitoring Hurricane Maria

7:00 AM | Dry, warm stretch to continue here into next week...still monitoring Hurricane Maria

High pressure will control our weather for the next several days leading to an extended period of dry and warm conditions for the Mid-Atlantic region.  Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria continues to push away from Puerto Rico and will slide to the east of the Bahama Island chain over the next couple of days.  After that, there is likely to be some interaction between Maria and the remains of Jose which will have an influence on the future path of Maria.  It is still too early to write off the possibility that Hurricane Maria will eventually have some kind of impact on the US east coast.

7:00 AM | Dry, warm stretch to continue here into next week...still monitoring Hurricane Maria

7:00 AM | Dry, warm stretch to continue here into next week...still monitoring Hurricane Maria

High pressure will control our weather for the next several days leading to an extended period of dry and warm conditions for the Mid-Atlantic region.  Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria continues to push away from Puerto Rico and will slide to the east of the Bahama Island chain over the next couple of days.  After that, there is likely to be some interaction between Maria and the remains of Jose which will have an influence on the future path of Maria.  It is still too early to write off the possibility that Hurricane Maria will eventually have some kind of impact on the US east coast