Well, as nice as good as the weather’s been the last two days, there’s a forecast that you need to be aware of for the coming weekend. Hurricane Irene, currently harassing Haiti and the Dominican Republic looks to be headed for landfall the middle of the weekend in North Carolina. NOAA suspects it may well be a major hurricane when it hits land, and that by the time it reaches the Chesapeake it would still be at hurricane strength.
To some forecasters, this storm is reminiscent of Hurricane Floyd, which dropped 14″ of rain on the DC area in 1998, left 500,000 without power thanks to its 70mph winds. Be on the lookout, DC, this one might be the first big storm since Isabel hit DC in 2003.