Chris Ward 11/08/26 1500 UTC Analysis

The main focus remains Hurricane Irene and how it will impact the East Coast this weekend as it is expected to make landfall this weekend. The Midwest could see the arrival of cooler temperatures as a cold front pushes down from Canada bringing in cooler temperatures to much of the Great Lakes region. The heat continues to be the story for much of the South with temperatures remaining in the mid 90's into the 100's.