Major Storm Heavy Rains Late Today into Friday Flood Watches Posted
While we still have a few winter weather advisories posted for some areas this morning, most temperatures are at or above freezing so icing issues are minimal and those advisories will be done shortly if they haven’t been cancelled already. The next thing we have to deal with is rain that will be on the heavy side from late today into Friday morning. Look for additional rainfall of up to 2 inches (and in some cases more) and we have Flood Watches posted in New Jersey mainly from Route 78 southward.
Clouds are all over the place on the satellite picture this morning up and down the East Coast. Tropical air is surging northward through the Carolinas into Southern Virginia where we see a severe weather outbreak later today and tonight.
Our major storm in the Eastern US is loading up with rain from Virginia northeast to off the New Jersey coast. The main rain will get here later this afternoon and evening. In the meantime the lead round of rain has already played through the area for the most part so we will sit back and wait with lots of clouds and spotty light rain or drizzle until the main show gets underway.
LOCAL RADAR NEW YORK CITY
Tonight into Friday morning we will see heavy rain at times and even a thunderstorm or two can’t be ruled out. By Friday morning out storm system will be nearby and the bulk of the heavy rain will have moved out by daybreak. However there will be lingering showers into the afternoon until this storm gets far enough to the northeast.
For snow lovers you need to go north to I-90 as the heaviest snow will be primarily north and west of that interstate. In the meantime for Eastern Pennsylvania to Southern New England, other than a few backside snow showers that could pop up, weather conditions Friday will generally improve as it turns windy and colder. Temperatures will be rising today into the 40s from NYC north and east and the 50s Southern New Jersey southward. Temperatures Friday will eventually settle in the upper 30s and lower 40s. The weekend will be cold with some sunshine Saturday and highs in the 30s. Sunday look for clouds around with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s.
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