Coastal Storm Off Southeast Coast To Pass Well East Sunday Night Monday
Coastal Flood Warning Virginia to Long Island
The water vapor imagery tonight shows a well defined storm off the South Carolina/North Carolina coast just spinning away and not making any real progress in any direction at the moment. The storm is being pinned here by the strong high pressure area covering the Northeast US. The high is holding the storm in place for now but the high will eventually move out to the East on Sunday which will open up an alley way to move northeastward.
The strong high has been piling on the northeast winds all day today and that continues overnight and on Sunday. This has prompted Coastal Flood Warnings from Virginia northward to New Jersey east to Long Island. Tides will run about 3 feet above normal on Sunday and this will create areas of moderate coastal flooding up and down the coast during the Sunday high tides.
Meanwhile the cloud line is well to the south tonight and we have a clear breezy cold night over the Northeast and Middle Atlantic States. Temperatures are in the 20s and lower 30s and they will hold there all night. Sunday expect clouds to develop from east to west with gusty winds but no rain is forecast during the day on Sunday. With the core of this cold high moving out to the east we should see temperatures edge up into the 40s in most places.
Sunday night low pressure moves northward and it does so off the coast. it seems that the storm will be far enough offshore to take the heavy rains to the east over Southeast New England. The sprawling nature of the this storm as it becomes large in its geographic coverage might through some rain back westward Sunday night or on Monday but it seems to me that the western edge of the rain may have a tough time making back west of NYC. Rain is more likely as you head east over Long Island and Southern New England though amounts forecast are nothing to write home about.
The storm moves away Monday night and weather conditions should improve on Tuesday with northwest winds and some sunshine returning but it will be chilly with highs just in the 40s. The weather should remain quiet until the end of the week when the next cold front approaches with some showers on Friday.
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