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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 as of 11:14 AM ET

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  • Watching Irma

    Good morning everyone.  Hope you had a wonderful Labor Day weekend.  We’ve got another busy few days ahead in weather, so let’s get to it:

    First up:   Scattered strong storms will move into the Northeast and New England this afternoon-evening.  Hail, strong winds, and isolated tornadoes are possible, especially across the interior.

    The West remains hot this week as high temperatures across the region remain 20-30 degrees above average.  A few heat advisories remain in effect as well as air quality alerts.

    And Hurricane Irma is a Category 4 hurricane.  Right now the forecast has Irma will passing close to, or just north of the northern Leeward Islands late tonight, then near the U.S. & British Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Wednesday.

    Hurricane Watches and Warnings are in effect.  Irma is a relatively small hurricane, therefore any northward shift would spare these islands of the worst winds, while a southward track would place destructive winds directly over them.

    The official forecast brings Irma along the northern side of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba, then approaching South Florida by the Saturday-Sunday timeframe.  The forecast from Saturday onward remains tricky as a sharp turn to the north is expected as a trough moves into the Southeast.

    Just how much influence this trough has and its exact timing will determine whether Irma moves into Florida, or on either side of the peninsula.  Florida and the Southeast U.S. should be paying close attention to the forecast and any changes over the coming days.  The rest of the Gulf and East Coast can’t quite be ruled out for any impacts just yet.

    Here’s the rest of the day’s forecast:

    We’ll continue to watch Irma – and looks like we could see another storm later this week. Jose will be the next named storm.


Sterling Archer

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September 5, 2017 at 12:14 pm

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  • Janice Dean joined FOX News Channel in January 2004 and currently serves as Senior meteorologist. She is a member of the American Meteorological Society and was awarded the AMS Seal of Approval in 2009. Dean is the author of the forthcoming children's book, "Freddy the Frogcaster" (Regnery Kids) which will be published in August. You can also follow Janice on Twitter.