Like Jason Voorhees, Ophelia refuses to die.
? It was that tropical storm that lost strength over the south Atlantic this past weekend as it approached the Leeward Islands. The winds slackened under tropical depression strength, but still managed to retain some of its circulation after it was downgraded to “remnants of Ophelia”. That circulation has some good thunderstorm development to along with it this morning and the NHC has upgraded the disturbance into a tropical depression again
. It gets the name Ophelia
back, so we now have the rare ‘named tropical depression’
. Remember, a storm doesn’t get a name until it turns into a tropical storm, except in this instance. Cool, right?
The huge, slow-moving storm over the Midwest has only moved 300 miles or so east of Chicago, but the clouds and rain are falling in the same spot as yesterday. With all that spinning in the atmosphere today, I expect some severe storms to fire in the Mid Atlantic states, mainly VA and into Central PA
. A few tornadoes are possible
in that area today. Delays will mount at the NYC, Philly, DC and Chicago airports with the poor visibility today. Flood watches are uup for the Delaware Valley in PA and NJ, I’ll have the map for you.