Major Storm Developing Atlantic Canada High Winds Developing Sunday Night into Monday Night

Major Storm Developing Atlantic Canada

High Winds Developing Sunday Night into Monday Night

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Major Storm Developing Atlantic Canada

High Winds Developing Sunday Night into Monday Night

The 4th storm in 8 days outperformed once again as rainfall amounts finished mostly on the high end of expectations. 1.50 to 2 inches of rain fell yesterday and overnight across Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England. Now comes the next phase of this storm system and that will be the wind. High Wind Watches are up for the Hudson Valley to Northeastern New Jersey, across NYC, Long Island and Southern Connecticut. Wind advisories are posted for much of the Northeast down to the Mid Atlantic states. While it will be breezy to windy at times today with gusts to 40 mph, the strongest winds will be during the day Monday.

Monday we will see the pressure gradient between an intensifying storm in Atlantic Canada, and high pressure in the Southeast US at it’s absolute tightest. Couple this with daytime heating from a strong March sun, and you have the recipe for wind gusts of 50 mph or more particularly in areas closer to the coast where we have high wind watches. The storm system is now up in New England and today we will be dealing with a very strong upper low that will be moving across the Northeast and Northern Mid Atlantic states.


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Satellite and radar loops are showing lots of clouds and there are still some bands of precipitation to the west and northwest. While the sun might poke through from time to time today, it will self destruct to cloud cover and some rain and even a few snow showers are possible, mainly inland. Temperatures today will be settling in the 40s to around 50 degrees and of course we will have a gusty northwest wind at 30 to 40 mph.

We will probably have some partial clearing of skies tonight with most lows in the upper 20s to mid 30s by morning. Monday will be a very windy day across the Northeast as we showed with the loop of the European model forecast winds. We will have more in the way of sunshine but that only adds to the wind issues. The strongest winds will likely be from 10am to 6pm with gusts over 50 mph. I would not be at all surprised to see trees being taken down given the saturated ground. Temperatures Monday will be in the 40s to around 50 degrees.

We are going to get a break from rain this week and there isn’t any cold air around so we will be seeing a rather substantial warm up beginning Tuesday and lasting into Friday. How high will depend more on wind direction than anything else and there will be sea breeze issues on certain days near the coast. However the trend for temperatures is higher in the week ahead.

Winds will ease somewhat Tuesday and we will have sunshine. West winds will be everywhere so that will allow temperatures to warm up through the 50s and some places will approach 60 degrees or so. The warm up continues Wednesday with sunshine taking highs into the mid and upper 60s inland but this will be a day where coastal areas, south and east facing shore lines will deal with a south wind so we look for highs for South Coastal New England, Long Island and coastal New Jersey to hold in the 50s.

Thursday and Friday should be warm days with highs in the 60s and even some 70s are possible, depending on cloud cover and wind direction but no rain is forecast until perhaps Friday night into Saturday when the next cold front and storm system arrive with some rain. At least we have a 4 day break from heavy rain. The rainfall of the 8 days from 4 storms has put many areas at double the rainfall for the entire month of March, and we still have 21 days left!




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