August 24, 2010 - Gray Tuesday & Hurricane Danielle Update

By: Mallory Brooke
By: Mallory Brooke

Tuesday remains cool and cloudy with rain showers throughout the day. Hurricane Danielle gains strength in the Atlantic...read all about it in today's blog.

We're in for an abnormally cool day in the Valley for Tuesday as high temperatures struggle to move past the 70 degree mark. Measurable rain stays in Augusta County for the morning hours with more scattered shower activity expected throughout the remainder of the Valley.

On Daybreak this morning, we spoke of our "cutoff low" in the Atlantic. One of my first blog entries talk about cut off lows, dating back to March 11, 2010. For more information, check back to that blog!

Dreary conditions stay with us through Tuesday evening with overcast skies and rain showers. We'll see partial clearing on Wednesday as a cold front moves through the Ohio Valley. With the cold front charging east, the low pressure system off the coast will be forced to move eastward, bringing us a brief break from the rain. However, the cold front moves through early Thursday, bringing another chance for showers.

Clearer weather returns for the end of the week with a gorgeous weekend on tap for us.

In the Atlantic, Hurricane Danielle continues to pick up speed and steam as we go through Tuesday. The 5AM update upgraded Danielle to a Category 2 hurricane with further strengthening likely. Danielle could be the first major hurricane of the season as she is expected to reach Category 3 status Wednesday.

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