Maria brushing NC, indirect effect for Atlanta 

Posted: 11:17 am Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

By Kirk Mellish

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Hurricane Maria will continue to slowly move northward off the North Carolina coast and will not bring any sensible weather impacts to Georgia. With high pressure in place and no incoming frontal systems or disturbances, significantly warmer than average temperatures can be expected with no chance for rain today or Wednesday. For ATLANTA downward sinking air motions (subsidence) will help keep it dry and on the hot side with some compressional heating.

Lower levels remain dominated by stable, somewhat dry north-northeast flow around the periphery of Maria. Looks like this dry, stable airmass will negate any significant
chances for precipitation associated with the upper trough through the weekend as the dynamics remain well north of the area.

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After Maria we watch the West Caribbean and Gulf in October:

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Still 25% of the season to go. In recent La Nina seasons like this one:

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