Tracking Irma – Sunday night update

Hurricane Irma is weakening, but weather alerts now extend as far north as North Carolina.  Schools as far west as western Alabama have canceled Monday and Tuesday because of the effects that will be felt from Irma. The hurricane is now a category 2 storm posing incredible flooding problems throughout Florida. It is expected to weaken further to a category 1 overnight as it passes Tampa. The forecast track now shows it weakening to a tropical storm as it enters the mainland/leaves the Florida peninsula. We won’t start to feel Irma’s effects until very late Tuesday.  Rain will be possible…

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.