Late last night, Tropical Depression 11 was upgraded to a tropical storm, and by doing so, was given the name "Joaquin". The new forecast from the National Hurricane Center, as seen above, shows some pretty dramatic changes than previous forecasts. The storm is now expected to move slower over the next three days than previously forecasted. Joaquin is also expected to be strong than forecasted yesterday, nearly making it to hurricane status this weekend (a storm is deemed a hurricane when winds reach 74mph).
With the storm slowing down, and potentially becoming stronger, that does have a change on our weekend forecast. So, what can we expect here in Southern Maryland? Right now, here are my two scenarios:
The forecast with Tropical Storm Joaquin is very difficult as a large amount of uncertainty remains with it's track and strength. Overall, expect the "worse conditions" to be Sunday. If the storm slows even more, than Monday has the potential to be effected as well. Stay with JB Weather for the latest on this tropical storm. The next advisory comes out 5pm, which should provide more insight on the storm