National Weather Service 5am Update, Friday, Oct. 2
"The forecast models continue to indicate
a track offshore of the United States east coast
from the Carolinas to the mid-Atlantic states,
and the threat of direct impacts from Joaquin
in those areas is decreasing."
~ National Weather Service
- in effect for Central Bahamas, will continue through Friday
- Currently 130 mph with higher Wind Gusts; will continue through Saturday
- Storm surges will raise tides 12 feet above normal
- Up to 25 inches of Rain is forecast for the region
While our prayers are with those in the Bahamas, at this time no alerts have been forecasted for Hurricane Joaquin's path. There is always a chance of moderate coastal flooding and dune erosion along the shore areas even if Joaquin remains at sea.
The Rain which has been forecast is part of an already established Frontal System affecting most of the East Coast. Scattered Rains and Gusty Winds should continue into Tuesday, regardless of Joaquin.