Well I recorded 1.33 inches of rain so far in my back yard, looks like Northern NJ got a widespred 1.25-1.5 inch storm so far. The worst of the rain is over and moving quickly to the NE but theres still some showers and mist to go through
Over the next few hours I expect periods of heavy mist and drizzle as plenty of moisture continues to ride in on a very strong ENE wind. Theres a band of heavy showers over the Delmarva and a few showers around the Philadelphia Metro. Some areas may pick up another 0.25 -0.33 maybe up to half an inch in very isolated locations otherwise if the showers don’t hit your location, just expect a misty windy and raw night. At times the mist will be very heavy almost like a downpour . Keep in mind that mist and drizzle does not show up on radar, it just kinda comes out of nowhere. Not going to be a big deal just enough to make it a ugly night
The rain will completely end by 3 am but the wind will stick around through tomorrow. Gusty west winds of 15-25 mph can be expected with highs struggling in the low 60s with real feels in the 50s maybe upper 40s at times.
The good news is that we will have a long break with the next chance of showers not until next Tuesday and the chance of a real storm not until next Friday or so.
We are entering a pattern where temperatures will be at or slightly below average with highs in the upper 50s and low 60s and lows in the low to mid 40s basically how it should be this time of year maybe slightly cooler through Tuesday before a cold front comes through Tuesday and knocks temperatures below average for the remainder of next week.
Models are consistent showing a storm next Friday – Saturday , mainly rain but some are showing cold enough air coming in behind the storm to give some flurries throughout the whole area perhaps more than flurries over the Poconos and Central PA . Not a big deal for the forecast area but a good set up to get the first flakes a bit early this year. Just something to watch, it definitely can happen, we have seen October flakes and it’s not all that uncommon