While Isaac is expected to drop 8-12" of rain where it meanders in the midwest, NOAA's weather model is predicting only .10" of Isaac-related precipitation in our area through Tuesday. Yes, that's a decimal point before the numbers.
Is that an accurate prediction?
I'm still skeptical. There are at least a couple of atmospheric conditions expected over us that could cause Isaac, and non-Isaac-related rainshowers, to stall out in our vicinity.
There's also the unknown of whether there will be the potential of tornados spawning. If I had to guess, I would say right now, that is unlikely. But we won't know for sure, until we see what happens when Isaac hits those other atmospheric conditions.
Here's what to expect this holiday weekend:
High of 95 today, sun, and a 10-15 MPH breeze.
Tonight, mostly clear, low 70s, 5-10 MPH breeze.
Saturday, partly sunny, upper 80s, 5-10 MPH breeze.
Saturday night, mostly cloudy, upper 60s, 5-10 MPH breeze.
Sunday, it's hopeful the Bethesda Central Farm Market can get through the Bake Bethesda a Pie Contest, before rain hits. 40% chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.
Sunday night, mostly cloudy, upper 60s, 40% chance of showers/thunderstorms.
Labor Day - this is when Isaac might make his entrance. Mostly cloudy, high of 85, 50% chance of scattered thunderstorms through the evening.
We also have another storm to monitor:
Tropical Storm Leslie is likely to strengthen into a hurricane by the end of the day. Leslie may hit Bermuda, but forecasters say it poses no threat to the East Coast. I'm not so sure about that, but we'll find out soon enough.
LOCATION: 940 miles E of the Leeward Islands
WINDS: 65 MPH
MOVING: WNW at 16 MPH
Stay tuned here and on Twitter at @BethesdaRow for the latest Bethesda hurricane and weather news, and have a great Labor Day Weekend!!!