By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
CURRENT TROPICAL CYCLONES:
Post-Tropical Cyclone 09L (Ian)…is located about 95 miles west-southwest of Richmond, Virginia
Post-Tropical Cyclone 09L (Ian)
POST-TROPICAL CYCLONE IAN CONTINUES TO WEAKEN ACROSS SOUTHERN VIRGINIA
NHC Advisory number 37
The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the east-northeast near 6 mph (9 km/h) and this motion is expected to continue into Sunday morning.
Maximum sustained winds are near 25 mph (35 km/h) with higher gusts. A low pressure system to its east-northeast is expected to lead to Ian’s dissipation on Sunday morning.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
RAINFALL: Ian is expected to produce an additional 1 to 3 inches of rainfall, with locally heavier amounts possible, across portions of West Virginia and western Maryland into Sunday morning.
Major to record river flooding will continue across central Florida through next week. Limited flash, urban and small stream flooding is possible across western Maryland and West Virginia into Sunday morning.
>>> Eastern Tropical Atlantic:
Disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity located several hundred miles south of the Cabo Verde Islands is associated with a tropical wave.
Although the organization of this system has not improved since yesterday, environmental conditions are forecast to be favorable for some gradual development during the next several days.
A tropical depression is likely to form during the early or middle part of next week while the system moves westward, then turns northwestward or northward over the eastern tropical Atlantic.
* Formation chance through 48 hours…low…20 percent
* Formation chance through 5 days…high…70 percent