A Nor’easter (named Athena by the Weather Channel) impacting areas from the Mid-Atlantic States to the Canadian Maritimes with mixed precipitation, coastal flooding, and storm force wind is moving towards the northeast and is pushing a cold front through the Western Atlantic. This front should weaken as it passes Bermuda overnight on Thursday. However, a more well defined front is expected to pass late in the day on Friday. Much cooler air behind both fronts will send temperatures well below average for the second half of the week and into the weekend.
Ahead of the fronts, today, strong southerly winds are keeping a warm and humid airmass in place and so a chance for showers and thunderstorms will stay in the forecast until Friday. These showers could be heavy at times and include gusty winds. A Thunder Storm Advisory and Small Craft Warning are in effect for Bermuda as a result. Behind the front, strong westerly winds are expected for a time, so the Small Craft Warning will likely be extended.