As we cover the weather both quiet and active—even though the former is killing us over here—here's your lack-of-weather update. The calm conditions are thanks to a couple of areas of high pressure that built in across most of the country behind that strong cold front that swept through earlier this week. Here's a look at the mean sea level pressure map tomorrow afternoon, showing the quiet weather across most of the country:
The only active weather in the United States will be some rain in the Pacific Northwest associated with a low moving into southeastern Alaska. Very heavy rainfall is expected in the region, with 11+ inches falling near the highest peaks in coastal British Columbia. More than 5 inches of rain is possible along the northwest Washington coast.
Elsewhere, heavy rain will be limited to the Texas/Mexico border near Brownsville and southern Florida. The bullseye of heavy rain in New England is from today's ongoing heavy rain.
Meanwhile in the Atlantic, Hurricane Gonzalo is once again a category four hurricane with 145 MPH winds as of the latest advisory. The NHC will release a new advisory at 5:00 PM, but if the last forecast holds up, the hurricane will make a direct landfall on Bermuda as a strong category three. This storm could be devastating for the small island and its 60,000+ inhabitants.
The Vane will have more coverage of Gonzalo at its next advisory in about an hour, as well as through the day tomorrow as it approaches Bermuda.
[Images: SPC, WeatherBELL]