Today a extraordinary storm is developing just far enough out to sea to spare the Northeast, this was a very close call and would’ve been a very nasty storm if it tracked 100-200 miles west
Just wanted to post a wind map to show the shear size and strength of this storm, and even though it’s well east it’s windshield extends into our area where clearing skies but windy conditions can be expected with winds interior 15-25 with gusts up to 35-40 and 25-35 mph with gusts up to 50 along the immediate coast.
Gusty winds will continue tonight with lows dropping like a rock into the upper 0s to mid 10s for most, the wind will start to slaked gradually as the night goes on though
For tomorrow as a more zonal flow begins to take hold temperatures will jump into the 40s for most, upper 30s to lower 40s interior to mid to upper 40s elsewhere with dry conditions and increasing clouds especially towards night
Friday a very wet and stormy weekend will begin, first with a storm that tracks to our north with a trailing cold front , with showers and gusty winds expected , with southwest winds temperatures will soar into the lower 50s interior to mid 50s to around 60 elsewhere
The front will stall over the area with a area of low pressure that will ride over or just south of the area and into our coastal waters, this storm will have Gulf moisture involved and eventually Atlantic-moisture as well , it will also be slow moving.
So a break in the rain Friday night into early Saturday will give way to steady moderate to heavy rain by Saturday afternoon along with gusty easterly winds, the rain may very well last through much of Sunday although the heaviest and steadiest should be late Saturday into early Sunday. There could be some coastal flooding issues if the storm lingers around the coastal waters long enough.
Generally speaking anywhere from 1.5-3 inches of rain will be possible between Friday and Sunday area wide. The good news is mild temperatures will hold on with highs in the upper 40s to mid 50s and lows in the mid 30s to low 40s the bad news is the weekend is looking very ugly