Fred Weakens; Raceday Forecast

By: tropicfreak , 1:52 PM GMT on September 12, 2009

Before we get to the tropics. Nascar is in town at Richmond International Raceway and unlike last year with Hanna, it will run as scheduled. The forecast for today and tonight looks nice as we will have partly sunny skies with highs in the lower 80s. There is a slight chance of a shower but that if it does, will happen at the chesapeake bay. Tonight at the start of the race will be at around 80, and when the checkered flag falls it will be at around 74. The lows will be at around 67. Tomorrow will be partly sunny with highs in the low 80s.

In the tropics

What was once major hurricane Fred has weakened to a weak TS with winds at around 45 mph and will pose no threat to land as it will move westward as a low. There is the possibility of the low kicking back up near the coastline down the road but we'll have to wait and see. Another area of low pressure along the Gulf coast has provided much much needed rain for drought-stricken S Texas but Upper level winds are not favorable for development. Another wave has emerged off the african coast, and some development is possible over the next few days. It is still days away from the islands so it will have plenty of time to develop.

Have a great weekend


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Live in Richmond VA. I'm a recent high school graduate who is looking to pursue a career in meteorology. Winter storms and the tropics fascinate me.