Howling Southerly Winds, Downpours.

Powerful Winds Aloft This Evening

Strong low pressure lifting northward from the Southeastern United States will drag a swath of rain through the region today and the first part of tonight. The system’s anomalous fetch of moisture, which extends deep into the tropics, combined with “good” upper level dynamics will mean pockets of heavy rain will develop with time…with the possibility for some brief torrential downpours this evening. 

The bigger story for the day will be a howling southerly wind (which will feed in very mild air) which will yield frequent wind gusts of 35 to 40 mph around the Cape throughout the day, and likely some isolated to scattered gusts to 45 to 55 mph.

The strongest of the wind will come this evening as a low level jet intensifies and moves right over the Cape. Winds not tooooo far off the ground will be screaming at hurricane force. While a low level inversion / stable enviroment near the ground will preclude the strongest of the winds from reaching the surface, we are still likely to see some wind gusts in excess of 50 mph and it’s not out of the question that some spots record a gust to 60 or 65 mph for a short time this evening. 

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