The Pearl River is still above flood stage, and is expected to stay above it for at least the next few days. All of this is due to the residual effect of Tropical Storm LEE when he hit. However we are expecting sunshine to continue for today and highs in the lower 80s.
Tonight high pressure will continue to be the main influencing pattern for the next few days. Our clear skies will slowly allow for a gradual warming up to occur. Overnight lows will be in the 50s.
We have 3 storm brewing to keep in eye out on, the first is Katia still at hurricane strength off the east coast. Katia continues to move directly north, according to the morning observations. And the projected path is expected to curve away from the east coast to colder waters.
A new Tropical storm is in the Gulf of Mexico, called Nate, barely drifting east toward Cozumel. Nate is expected to emerge into the gulf and take a sharp turn to the west - hitting the east coast of Mexico. Please keep in mind that the possible strike zone could reach as far north as the most southern tip of Texas, but not a threat to Mississippi.
And then we have another storm in the Atlantic by the name of MARIA, moving quickly to the west at 20mph. Early models show MARIA approach the U.S. by early Tuesday morning. MARIA may strengthen to be a hurricane as she gets closer to the Carolinas and Mid Atlantic region of the U.S.
And speaking of tropical systems, LEE CONTINUES to cause havoc for tournament officials with the US TENNIS OPEN, rain delays have pushed the schedule back even further. Remnants of LEE continue to drop sheets of rain - even this morning over Flushing Meadows.
We however, will stay dry and sunny for the next 5-7 days in a row. Afternoon highs will gradually climb to the lower 90s, still feeling like a mild fall day.