Winter Storms Approach


Atlantic Analysis 201401212045UTC nwatl ir4-l
Unenhanced Infrared GOES imagery, with cold front, warm front, and low pressure center associated with the approaching storm system denoted in blue and red respectively.

Observations out of Bermuda show moderate to strong south-southwesterly winds. Looking on Infrared Satellite imagery, you can see the next storm system approaching Bermuda. The associated cold front is currently just exiting the coast in North and South Carolina and Georgia. Ahead of this front, patchy low-level convergence in the general southwesterly flow is to blame for isolated showers, some of which are near Bermuda.

Tonight into Wednesday morning, expect the patchy isolated showers to impact Bermuda – some of these showers may be associated with gustier winds. Meanwhile, winds increase strong to near gale force from the southwest and south-southwest. Wednesday afternoon sees the front blow through – potentially with squally showers and a slight chance for thunder.

Winds sharply shift to the west behind the front and remain strong to near gale force, but should diminish fairly quickly through the rest of the afternoon, falling to moderate by early Thursday morning. The front is ushering in cooler, less humid air. This will lead to Thursday’s high temperatures being several degrees below climatology – in the mid-60s with mostly cloudy skies.

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