Gloom And Doom Continues With Gale Center Offshore Rain Wind Coastal Flooding
Low pressure has formed off the Delaware coast and it will continue the gloom and doom weather into Wednesday. Clouds on the satellite cover much of Central and Southern New England south to Southeast Virginia. Expect this system to basically remain essentially stationary into Wednesday before it finally gets kicked out to the east.
Notice on the radar has rain set up in a comma shape east west orientation which reflects the developing low at the base of the comma. The upper air feature that is driving all this is stalled in Virginia/North Carolina and will remain stalled until a “kicker” system comes along in the jet stream and that won’t happen until Wednesday at the earliest.
The heaviest rain is going to be from Central and Southern New Jersey south into the Delamrva Peninsula. Areas to the north into the Lower Hudson Valley and Southern New England will see far lower amounts. The area in between, Northern NJ, NYC & Long Island is caught in the middle. If the low shifts a little north by a few miles rainfall amounts could be higher and conversly if it is a little further south, rain will be lower.
Therefore the basic forecast for today through Tuesday look for cloudy skies with occasional rain north and west of a line from PHL to NYC/Long Island. Rain will be more continuous from Central and South Jersey southward. Temperatures will be mostly in the 50s Monday and Tuesday. Winds along the coast will be from the Northeast at 20 to 35 mph with higher gusts into the 40 mph+ range. Coastal floodin will be an issue from Southern New England south to Delaware and various coastal flood advisories are up for minor to moderate coastal flooding at times of high tide. Wednesday we will still be in clouds but rains will start to diminish. Highs will reach into the 60s.
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