Claudette to bring gusty winds; possible power outages tonight

As Tropical Depression Claudette churns weakly across the Carolinas tonight, she will re-strengthen once she gets over the water and moves offshore. During this intensification late tonight, the winds will pick up from the northwest. Along the coast gusts can reach 40 mph but perhaps greater in some locations, especially the Outer Banks and any islands. This is a short-lived event, since Claudette will race out to sea once she reforms.

Impacts expected tonight: Random power outages and trees down possible in the light blue. The same is possible in the light green but less of a risk.

Charge your phones up before you go to bed tonight. By late Monday, this entire storm is gone, but we will still have the humidity to contend with. That will change on Wednesday when a cold front delivers a refreshing airmass with less humidity.

 

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Author: Michael Griffith

I have had a passion for the weather since a very young age and am a degreed meteorologist. I have a Bachelor of Science from Penn State University and a Master's from Plymouth State University. If you ever see me out and about in the Charlotte, NC area, be sure to say hi!