Another Major Storm Friday Night Into Saturday Much Colder Air Follows Into Next Week

Another Major Storm Friday Night Into Saturday

Much Colder Air Follows Into Next Week

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Another Major Storm Friday Night Into Saturday

Much Colder Air Follows Into Next Week

The first of two major storms has moved through the area and we have gotten through the  worst of it. Overnight rainfalls of 2 to 3 inches were rather common. We say 50 to 60 mph wind gusts both along the coast and inland. Today is a generally calmer day as outside of a few showers that are in the forecast, the bulk of the heavy rain is done. Wind Advisories continue for gusty west winds of up to 40 mph. Coastal Flood Warnings remain in effect for while longer but we should see tides begin to settle down.

The low presssure center of this major storm is in the Eastern Great Lakes and the satellite loop continues to show a well defined rotation that is heading northeast through Southern Canada. Radars show some patchy showers so look for clouds, some breaks of sun later today, and a few passing showers still possible. Temperatures today will be mostly in the middle 40s to around 50 degrees.

SATELLITE WITH LIGHTNING STRIKES

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WEATHER RADAR

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Normally but not always, storms like this are drivers of cold air. This is one of those instances where it is not a driver of cold air. Skies should partially clear tonight with most lows in the low to mid 30s and winds should diminish. Thursday looks like a day of calm and quiet with sunshine and highs generally in the middle to upper 40s. It will still be on the breezy side but the winds will be much lower than Wednesday.

Back to back major storms that take nearly identical tracks are rare occurrences but not unheard of. Thankfully they don’t happen often but this is one of those times. We have another storm that will be coming out of the Plains and heading for the Great Lakes, intensifying into a major storm in the process as it heads northeastward. It is likely that we will see this new storm play out in much the same way as Wednesday’s storm system.

The one upside is that this storm system is moving through quickly so rain develops during the afternoon and early evening Friday from southwest to northeast and then it is mostly done by 3 or 4am Saturday. This will probably limit the amount of rainfall but I think there could be an inch to as much as an inch and a half. Winds will be be an issue again and we will likely see wind advisories. Temperatures Friday will be reaching the 50s in most places. Weather conditions improve Saturday with gusty winds and sunshine but this storm will have colder air behind it. We will likely see temperatures fall into and through the 40s Saturday and down to the mid teens to low 20s Sunday morning. Sunday will be cold and dry with sunshine and highs will be just in the low to mid 30s.

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