Colleagues, No change in forecast. FORECAST: Tropical Storm MARIA is now the same latitude as Southern Florida but far out to sea with winds of 60 mph, moving NNW at 10 mph. Will clear Bermuda by noon tomorrow and be north of Maine by Friday morning.
DISCUSSION: MARIA is just moving around the subtropical ridge and should be heading north soon. Speed will accelerate as it moves ahead of a deep trough just off the east coast. MARIA will merge with the front on Friday off the Canadian coast. MARIA will likely to hold its strengthen for two days and then weaken as it runs into strong shear and cold water temperatures.
NEXT FORECAST: Tomorrow morning ,Thursday
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