Good to Go
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Well, the week is drawing to a close. We're eying the weekend through the rose-colored glasses of a beautiful workweek. There's lots to measure up to, and I don't think it will disappoint.
The long of the short of it: cooler readings than we saw today (mid/upper 80s), but still plenty of sun. Shorts/t-shirts and smiles all around. Beaches will cool off in the afternoon thanks to the sea breeze, but there's plenty to go for there too: the water temps are unbelievably warm and the waves are mellow.
Same can't be said down in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico. Tropical Storm Isaac has everyone on edge as he zips through the Caribbean.
Lots to be concerned over, but this isn't armageddon. A close inspection of the numbers reveals a SMALL chance (30-40%) of tropical storm force winds (39mph) over South Florida. No, this isn't enough to evacuate whole cities. No, this isn't the worst storm in years, and no, this doesn't even measure up to our fierce nor'easters here in New England.
But the potential for something bigger is certainly there. Isaac's strategic move will be whether he sails up to Florida, or whether he continues into the Gulf of Mexico. Indeed, his best days could be ahead of him. With a path directly into the Gulf, there could be a dangerous hurricane looking for a target (anywhere from Texas to the Florida Panhandle) early next week.
Lots to play out down there, but peaceful, easy feeling up here.
Over and out.