Weather Forecast September 14-19, 2018

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September 14, 2018

General Situation: A weak high pressure ridge continues to produce light to gentle breezes over the area while multi-layered weak troughs shifts across the Bahamas with pockets of unsettled weather. Hurricane Florence moves inland across the Carolina’s as northerly and northeasterly swells gradually diminish through the weekend. At the beginning of next week, the combination of a low-level trough across the NW Bahamas and a mid to upper level trough along with rich tropical moisture across the Central and SE Bahamas will produce unsettled weather through Wednesday.

Friday 14th – Partly to mostly sunny, hot and steamy with few passing showers or isolated thunderstorms mainly across the NW Bahamas during the daytime. Fair to clear skies and warm at night with the chance of a passing shower. Maximum temperature 92°F and minimum temperature 79°F. Winds SE to S at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times; E to SE at 10 to 15 knots across the Central Bahamas and E’ly at 10 to 15 knots across the SE Bahamas with higher gusts. Seas 2 to 4 feet across all areas but up to 8 feet in N’ly to NE’ly swells mainly across the NW Bahamas Atlantic exposures and up to 6 feet in E’ly swells across the Central and SE Bahamas Atlantic exposures.

Saturday 15th – Mostly sunny, hot and humid at first but increasing clouds with few passing showers or an isolated thunderstorm during the daytime through night time. Maximum temperature 91°F and minimum temperature 79°F. Winds ESE to SSE at 10 knots or less in the NW and Central Bahamas and E’ly at 10 to 15 knots across the SE Bahamas. Seas 1 to 3 feet across the NW and Central Bahamas and 2 to 4 feet across the SE Bahamas, but up to 5 feet in E’ly swells across Atlantic exposed areas.

Sunday 16th – Partly cloudy to cloudy, hot and humid with few scattered showers or an isolated thunderstorm during the daytime through night time.Maximum temperature 91°F and minimum temperature 78°F. Small craft should exercise caution at times across the SE Bahamas. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots in the NW Bahamas, falling light and variable at times; E’ly at 10 to 15 knots across the Central Bahamas and E’ly at 15 to 20 knots at times across the SE Bahamas. Seas 2 to 4 feet across the NW and Central Bahamas, falling light and variable at times and 4 to 6 feet over the SE Bahamas.

Monday 17th – Mostly cloudy, hot and steamy at first with few scattered showers and isolated thunderstorm during the daytime, turning partly cloudy to fair and warm at night with some scattered showers or isolated thunderstorms mainly across the SE Bahamas. Maximum temperature 91°F and minimum temperature 79°F. Winds E to SE at 10 to 15 knots across the entire Bahamas, falling light and variable at times. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the ocean for the entire Bahamas but 1 to 3 feet at times.

Tuesday 18th – Partly to mostly sunny, hot, and humid with the chance of few passing showers or a possible isolated thunderstorm during the daytime. Partly cloudy to fair skies and warm at night with few lingering showers. Maximum temperature 91°F and minimum temperature 78°F. Winds E to SE at 05 to 10 knots across all areas, falling light and variable at times. Seas 2 to 4 feet over the ocean for all areas, falling to 1 to 3 feet at times.

Wednesday 19th – Partly to mostly sunny, humid and hot with few passing showers or a possible thunderstorm during the daytime. Partly cloudy to fair skies and warm at night with the chance of a few passing showers. Maximum temperature 90°F and minimum temperature 79°F. Winds SE’ly at 5 to 10 knots across all oceans, falling light and variable at times. Ses 2 to 4 feet over the ocean across the entire Bahamas, falling to 1 to 3 feet at times.

Beachgoers and Mariners should exercise extreme caution due to the risk of large swells and dangerous rip currents along the northern and eastern shorelines for the entire forecast period. Boaters and Beachgoers should be alert for possible waterspout activity and take all necessary precautions to protect life and property. Residents should be alert for the risk of localized flooding during heavy downpours and prolonged rainfall events. Residents and Beachgoers should keep hydrated and avoid outdoors or protect themselves during the hottest parts of the day as these periods are when high heat indices occur during the summer time.

Geoffrey N. Greene

News date : 09/14/2018    Category : Hurricane, Press Releases, Weather

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