While sticky, tropical air lingers over much of the Florida Peninsula, an area of disturbed weather bears watching over the next few days. Following Irma’s devastation, Maria spared Florida by turning northward, well east of the peninsula. Steering winds are likely to guide this disturbance northward or northeastward, close to or over the Florida Peninsula this weekend. There is a chance this system may become a tropical depression or storm, but rapid development to a hurricane is unlikely through this weekend. As the disturbance drifts to the north and northeast, showers and thunderstorms will be enhanced from south to north throughout the Florida Peninsula this weekend. On one hand, the system

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While sticky, tropical air lingers over much of the Florida Peninsula, an area of disturbed weather bears watching over the next few days. Following Irma’s devastation, Maria spared Florida by turning northward, well east of the peninsula. Steering winds are likely to guide this disturbance northward or northeastward, close to or over the Florida Peninsula this weekend. There is a chance this system may become a tropical depression or storm, but rapid development to a hurricane is unlikely through this weekend. As the disturbance drifts to the north and northeast, showers and thunderstorms will be enhanced from south to north throughout the Florida Peninsula this weekend. On one hand, the system

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Much cooler air will settle in the midwestern and northeastern United States this weekend, prior to another warmup during the first half of October. While a major change in the weather pattern is underway, more seasonable, autumn conditions are not likely to lock in just yet. Temperatures will not be as warm as they were during this last heatwave, but temperatures will reach the 80’s for much of Pennsylvania and throughout the mid-Atlantic states. As the cooler temperatures will linger through the weekend, some areas could see frost on Saturday. Lake effect clouds and showers are possible for the northern regions of the state as the cool air moves across. The

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Much cooler air will settle in the midwestern and northeastern United States this weekend, prior to another warmup during the first half of October. While a major change in the weather pattern is underway, more seasonable, autumn conditions are not likely to lock in just yet. Temperatures will not be as warm as they were during this last heatwave, but temperatures will reach the 80’s for much of Pennsylvania and throughout the mid-Atlantic states. As the cooler temperatures will linger through the weekend, some areas could see frost on Saturday. Lake effect clouds and showers are possible for the northern regions of the state as the cool air moves across. The

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Fall features a variety of events that don’t require telescopes to view, including several meteor showers, planetary alignments and the only supermoon of 2017. One of the most well-known full moons of the year will rise in early October, shining brightly in the autumn sky. Most of us have a fascination with the night sky, whether it be the stars, constellations, or the moon. The moon will rise on October 5 and will be known as the harvest moon. “The Harvest Moon is the moon that falls nearest the autumnal equinox; this full Moon provides the most light at the time when it’s needed most—to complete the harvest,” the Old Farmer’s Almanac said. Meteor

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Fall features a variety of events that don’t require telescopes to view, including several meteor showers, planetary alignments and the only supermoon of 2017. One of the most well-known full moons of the year will rise in early October, shining brightly in the autumn sky. Most of us have a fascination with the night sky, whether it be the stars, constellations, or the moon. The moon will rise on October 5 and will be known as the harvest moon. “The Harvest Moon is the moon that falls nearest the autumnal equinox; this full Moon provides the most light at the time when it’s needed most—to complete the harvest,” the Old Farmer’s Almanac said. Meteor

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While summer officially ended on the 22nd, summer-like temperatures decided to hang around for north and southeast. Temperatures rose well above 90 in most places, heat indexes skyrocketed above 100 degrees. So, where is all of the autumn-like temperatures? We promise that Wednesday will be the last day of the heatwave. For those who have already put away window air conditioning units and/or are looking for true fall weather, relief is coming later this week. “The same cold front responsible for eventually steering Maria out to sea will be the front that breaks this streak of record-breaking heat across the Midwest and Northeast by the end of the week,” AccuWeather Senior

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While summer officially ended on the 22nd, summer-like temperatures decided to hang around for north and southeast. Temperatures rose well above 90 in most places, heat indexes skyrocketed above 100 degrees. So, where is all of the autumn-like temperatures? We promise that Wednesday will be the last day of the heatwave. For those who have already put away window air conditioning units and/or are looking for true fall weather, relief is coming later this week. “The same cold front responsible for eventually steering Maria out to sea will be the front that breaks this streak of record-breaking heat across the Midwest and Northeast by the end of the week,” AccuWeather Senior

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North Carolina and South Carolina:   TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…STORM SURGE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT… * LOCATIONS AFFECTED – Morehead City – Beaufort – Emerald Isle – Cape Hatteras to Cape Fear to 100 nm offshore – Cape Fear to 31N to 1000 fm TROPICAL STORM WATCHES HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR ALL OF THE EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS, SOUNDS, AND INLAND RIVERS… * Locations impacted: – ALBEMARLE SOUND-ALLIGATOR RIVER-PAMLICO SOUND – S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM – S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM – S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM (INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY)

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North Carolina and South Carolina:   TROPICAL STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT…STORM SURGE WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT… * LOCATIONS AFFECTED – Morehead City – Beaufort – Emerald Isle – Cape Hatteras to Cape Fear to 100 nm offshore – Cape Fear to 31N to 1000 fm TROPICAL STORM WATCHES HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR ALL OF THE EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA COASTAL WATERS, SOUNDS, AND INLAND RIVERS… * Locations impacted: – ALBEMARLE SOUND-ALLIGATOR RIVER-PAMLICO SOUND – S OF CURRITUCK BEACH LIGHT TO OREGON INLET NC OUT 20 NM – S OF OREGON INLET TO CAPE HATTERAS NC OUT 20 NM – S OF CAPE HATTERAS TO OCRACOKE INLET NC OUT 20 NM (INCLUDING THE MONITOR NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY)

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While summer has officially ended, well over half of the US is having another heatwave, which has brought temperatures well into the 90’s and above. While these conditions MAY be short lived, we released an article a few weeks ago on La Nina. NOAA said La Niña conditions are becoming more likely later in the fall and into the winter, and that could influence the weather conditions in the months ahead. December could be colder than average for parts of the northern and eastern states, but it might not stick around deeper into the winter months, given the expected La Niña influence. A broad swath of the country – from the Midwest and northern Plains into the Southwest

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While summer has officially ended, well over half of the US is having another heatwave, which has brought temperatures well into the 90’s and above. While these conditions MAY be short lived, we released an article a few weeks ago on La Nina. NOAA said La Niña conditions are becoming more likely later in the fall and into the winter, and that could influence the weather conditions in the months ahead. December could be colder than average for parts of the northern and eastern states, but it might not stick around deeper into the winter months, given the expected La Niña influence. A broad swath of the country – from the Midwest and northern Plains into the Southwest

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While Maria still has the potential to wander close to the United States, the core of the hurricane is most likely to remain offshore through next week. Maria already turned on a more northerly course near the Turks and Caicos on Friday. From its position on Friday morning, Maria was about 650 miles southeast of Miami and was on the same parallel as Cape Cod, Massachusetts, or approximately 70 degrees west longitude. While this could be good news for the east coast, the eastern seaboard may not be so lucky. Steering winds may weaken enough to slow the forward speed of Maria. It is during this time when Maria may attempt to drift

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While Maria still has the potential to wander close to the United States, the core of the hurricane is most likely to remain offshore through next week. Maria already turned on a more northerly course near the Turks and Caicos on Friday. From its position on Friday morning, Maria was about 650 miles southeast of Miami and was on the same parallel as Cape Cod, Massachusetts, or approximately 70 degrees west longitude. While this could be good news for the east coast, the eastern seaboard may not be so lucky. Steering winds may weaken enough to slow the forward speed of Maria. It is during this time when Maria may attempt to drift

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If you are reading this, that means you saw the headlines. The Pennsylvania Weather Authority is tracking an extremely hot, and dry forecast over the next 10-days. Yes, temperatures can reach over 90-degrees on some days, with no rain in-sight! Please limit your time burning outside as one stray ember can catch a field or a wooded-area on fire rather fast. It is unknown if the National Weather Service will issue a Red Flag warning in Pennsylvania during this time, but be extremely vigilant if you want to have an open-flame outside. A Red Flag Warning is a forecast warning issued by the United States National Weather Service to inform area firefighting and land management

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If you are reading this, that means you saw the headlines. The Pennsylvania Weather Authority is tracking an extremely hot, and dry forecast over the next 10-days. Yes, temperatures can reach over 90-degrees on some days, with no rain in-sight! Please limit your time burning outside as one stray ember can catch a field or a wooded-area on fire rather fast. It is unknown if the National Weather Service will issue a Red Flag warning in Pennsylvania during this time, but be extremely vigilant if you want to have an open-flame outside. A Red Flag Warning is a forecast warning issued by the United States National Weather Service to inform area firefighting and land management

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Additional hurricanes are likely over the Atlantic and may threaten the United States for the rest of the 2017 season. Hurricane season runs through the end of November, and it is possible the Atlantic may continue to produce tropical storms right up to the wire and perhaps into December. As of Sept. 18, there have been four named systems that made landfall, including Harvey and Irma that made landfall in the U.S. as Category 4 hurricanes. The other two tropical storms were Cindy, near the Texas/Louisiana border in June, and Emily, just south of Tampa, Florida, at the end of July. Maria will, at the very least, have an indirect impact

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Additional hurricanes are likely over the Atlantic and may threaten the United States for the rest of the 2017 season. Hurricane season runs through the end of November, and it is possible the Atlantic may continue to produce tropical storms right up to the wire and perhaps into December. As of Sept. 18, there have been four named systems that made landfall, including Harvey and Irma that made landfall in the U.S. as Category 4 hurricanes. The other two tropical storms were Cindy, near the Texas/Louisiana border in June, and Emily, just south of Tampa, Florida, at the end of July. Maria will, at the very least, have an indirect impact

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We will see a warmer weather pattern in the Northeast and over the Atlantic this fall. With it being drier and warmer, the Northeast and northern Plains will be the worst for ragweed. Pollen counts in the Northeast began to rise later than normal this year. But because the fall season is expected to be warmer than average, the ragweed season could last longer than normal despite the late start. Due to the warmer weather and the extreme weather caused by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the mid-Atlantic and northern parts of the Southeast will see a spike in ragweed growth. The areas affected the most by the hurricanes will see higher-than-normal weed pollen

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We will see a warmer weather pattern in the Northeast and over the Atlantic this fall. With it being drier and warmer, the Northeast and northern Plains will be the worst for ragweed. Pollen counts in the Northeast began to rise later than normal this year. But because the fall season is expected to be warmer than average, the ragweed season could last longer than normal despite the late start. Due to the warmer weather and the extreme weather caused by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the mid-Atlantic and northern parts of the Southeast will see a spike in ragweed growth. The areas affected the most by the hurricanes will see higher-than-normal weed pollen

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