Now that we have a consensus on a solution that tells me we will be hit with a potentially dangerous and damaging storm system within 5 days or so I will be doing evening updates and the latest images on this storm do not look pretty.
You remember how before I said if this tracks east of us how we would get pounded well this is what happens if it tracks just east of us
If you cant see the map that well , NJ is under that orange and red blob on Thursday which is equal to 2-3 inches every 3 hours which by the way is INSANE rainfall amounts. And if you look at the top right image you can see the Low is just south of NYC and those lines around the low is the pressure gradient which would be equal to 25-40 mph winds. I added the total rainfall from this model it adds to 4-6 inches of rainfall Weds – Thursday and this model is moving the storm faster than it’s really going to. Its going to be a slow mover. Most of the models are showing this now tracking slightly east of us which is the worst case scenario
A few days ago my main concern was whether or not this storm was actually going to develop but it is clearly developing by the way bands of heavy rain are driving into Florida so this storm is coming . It’s very rare this far out to already converge on a solution on bigger storms like this but the pattern is just so ripe for a MECS (Major East Coast Storm) or in this case maybe a HECS (Historic East Coat Storm). This storm is going to soak Florida and the Southeast coast with 10-12 inches of rain.
So if you live in a flood prone area prepare this weekend for potentially major flooding (again) especially since there will be a lot of wind + lots of rain + already soaked ground = falling trees and power outages.
Enjoy the warm sunny weather this weekend its only going to last 3 days or so before this storm and a much colder pattern establishes itself in the Eastern United States