Above average temperatures for a change

This weekend and next week may set a trend which we haven’t seen in quite a while, above average temperatures. The new 8 to 14-day outlook issued by the Weather Prediction Center features a better than 50% chance of higher than average temperatures from September 19-25. This follows a rather cool start to the month. This above average trend will actually begin Friday with highs in the upper 70s to around 80 degrees and continue through the weekend with highs soaring into the lower to even middle 80s by Sunday. Temperatures will again be above average by the middle of next…

Tracking Irma – Thursday night update

Currently affecting the Turks and Caicos region, with the Bahamas in sight, Irma is continuing to head west/northwestward.  It’s a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 175 mph and gusts up to 215 mph.

Tracking Irma, José, and Katia – Wednesday night update

As of tonight (9/6), there are 3 active hurricanes in the Atlantic basin.  Here’s the latest, in brief, regarding the storms based on the 8 pm updates from the National Hurricane Center.

Heat, humidity increase on Labor Day

It’s been almost two weeks since the mercury last hit 80° or higher in Fort Wayne, but that’s changing on Labor Day.  A surge of warmth and humidity comes in from the southwest and some early day sunshine all will work together to push our afternoon temperatures into the mid-upper 80s by late in the afternoon.