2005_09_rip.jpgA ridge of high pressure has been dominating our weather for the past week and looks to do so for the next week. This is good news for those of us who have been getting outside to enjoy all the National Payroll Week festivities around town. For inexplicable reasons the Weather Channel is predicting a slight chance of thundershowers tonight and tomorrow. If we do get a thunderstorm Gothamist will eat a plate full of overly mushy boiled brussel sprouts just like our mother used to make, and Gothamist hates overly mushy boiled brussel sprouts just like our mother used to make. High temperatures will be within a couple of degrees of 80 for the next few days.

Tropical storm Ophelia is strengthening and meandering off the Florida coast. There's no steering winds to drive it anywhere. No real movement is expected for the next several days, but if does start to head our way we'll let you know.

One thing to watch out for is the surf being kicked up by hurricanes Maria and Nate. M and N are way out over the ocean but they are producing swells of 6-7 feet along the south-facing beaches as well as rip currents. If you get caught in a rip current, remember to swim parallel to the shore.

Rip current photo from NOAA