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Coastal North Carolina takes the brunt of Dorian

Hurricane Dorian is causing severe damage to the North Carolina coast, dumping enormous amounts of rain. The coastline between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington saw record-setting rainfall yesterday and continues to rain into this morning. We are talking about rain totals well above 10 inches so far and there might be more to come today.weat

The growing region of Fayetteville and Florence, which are about 90 miles inland, have also received their fair share of rain with total well above three inches so far.

Virginia appears to have avoided any significant rainfall yesterday.

EXTREME HEAT WAVE IN SOUTH AFRICA STARTS TODAY
Temps in South Africa will be 30 degrees above normal this weekend.

High temps in South Africa, which only yesterday were in the upper 60s and low 70s, will begin to rise today. On Saturday high temps around the country will be in the upper 90s and on Sunday will above 100. More importantly the minimum daily temps will also increase dramatically going from the 40s and low 50s all the way up to the upper 60s and a possibly 70-degree mark this weekend.

Temps will begin to cool on Tuesday and will be back into the 60s and 70s by Wednesday.

OREGON TO SEE FIRST SIGNIFICANT RAINS IN OVER A MONTH
The months of August and September have been relatively dry throughout Oregon with less the 0.5 total inches falling in most of the state.

This Sunday through next Wednesday there is a good chance for rain in the state and specifically the Willamette Valley just south of Portland. During the four-day period they may see up to an inch of rain.

By Thursday Sept. 12 the area should be dry again. High temps will fall over the next 10 days as well from a max of 89 yesterday to only 69 by next Monday.

MINI COOLING TREND COMING TO SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
Yesterday in the San Joaquin Valley the high temps were in the low 100s and the min was in the low 70s. Temps will begin to cool starting today and by Sunday max temps will only be in the upper 80s and min temps in the low 60s. Temps will remain on the cooler side through next Wednesday. Temps will begin to warm up to the upper 90s by next Saturday.

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(David Robidoux is a co-founder Weathermelon)