Posted: Aug 27, 2014 5:48 AM by Meteorologist Josh Eachus
Your Wednesday will feature early sunshine and a quick warmup to the lower 90s. During the afternoon, clouds will develop along with a few showers and thunderstorms. Widespread activity is not anticipated, though any particularly vigorous storm cells could drop heavy rain and produce a lot of lightning.
Nighttime will mark the dissipation of showers and clearing of skies. Lows will run in the middle 70s.
Hurricane Cristobal was positioned about 400 miles to the west of Bermuda as of 4am Wednesday. The storm is packing winds of 80mph with a minimum central pressure of 983mb. Cristobal is moving north at 12mph and should accelerate to the north-northeast over the next 48 hours. Bermuda is under a tropical storm watch, but the storm should stay well west and north of the island.
There are two other disturbances being watched by the National Hurricane Center-both looking highly unlikely to develop beyond a cluster of showers and thunderstorms. One is actually the upper level disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico that brought Monday's showers and storms to Southeastern Louisiana; the other is near the Lesser Antilles. A much impressive looking wave that will need monitoring is expected to push off the African coast later this week.