Wilton Weather: Cool Down–and Look Out for Hurricane Irma
The month’s first full week (Sept. 4-10) will be a cool one overall with a couple days of rain. There’s also a tropical threat that I will discuss, and I will be talking about this a lot throughout the week on my Jackson’s Weather website.
Monday, Sept. 4: On Monday, it’s Labor Day! The weather will perfect for your day off from work, featuring abundant sunshine, low humidity, and a high around 80 degrees. If you have any events planned outside, the weather will be fabulous for it.
Tuesday, Sept. 5: Monday’s awesome weather will carry over into our Tuesday. Expect mainly sunny skies with temperatures even warmer. Highs are forecast to get into the mid 80s, which is about five degrees above average. There is only the slight chance for rain late in the day.
Wednesday, Sept. 6: Enjoy Tuesday’s warmth and sunshine because rain is on the way Wednesday. A lot of moisture will focus ahead of a slow-moving cold front to our west. Therefore, it’s going to be a rainy day with the potential for some heavy rain at times.
Thursday, Sept. 7: The front won’t make much progress moving eastward heading into Thursday. A second day of heavy rain appears likely. By the time this ugly event ends by the evening, we can be talking about at least one- to two inches of rainfall.
Friday, Sept. 8: A new area of high pressure will follow the week’s earlier front starting Friday, which will allow for the sunshine to return but temperatures will remain cool into the low 70s.
Saturday, Sept. 9: Saturday will be sunny and seasonably cool, basically the same as Friday’s weather.
Sunday, Sept. 10: Sunday’s weather should still stay sunny and cool, but beginning around this time period is when we’ll have to watch Hurricane Irma. As of now, Irma is in the middle of nowhere in the central Atlantic. It may make landfall Tuesday and Wednesday of this week on the Lesser Antilles and possibly Puerto Rico as a category 4 hurricane, moving into the Bahamas later in the week. That’s when this storm may explode into a category 5. At this point, the track becomes uncertain. The storm may make landfall on the Southeast U.S., it can move up the East Coast and affect us, or it can simply head out to sea.
At this time, nobody knows where Irma is headed. Because there is the risk of hurricane impact from this storm, I suggest you get prepared now. It’s always good to be prepared far in advance from a tropical cyclone so you can avoid any last-minute chaos. Please check back to monitor the forecast for the latest developments!
Jackson Dill is a Wilton High School senior who started the website, Jackson’s Weather. His 7-day forecast will appear each Monday on GOOD Morning Wilton. Visit Jackson’s Weather to find out any changes in the forecast. You can also follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @JacksonsWeather for around-the-clock updates.