Rain On The Way Later Today Tonight Slow Improvement Weekend Windy Sunday
We are clouding up rather rapidly and the rain is advancing northward rather rapidly as well. Low pressure is coming out of the Northeast Gulf of Mexico and will run up rather quickly up the east side of the Appalachians. Rain overspreads the area today as this low is going to become a major storm once it gets into Canada and set off a chain of events that will drive our weather probably for the rest of this month.
Regional radar is loading up quickly this morning from Maryland to North Carolina and moving northeastward up the coastal plain. The local radars will start loading up as we head into the afternoon and a soaking rain will be in the cards for the rest of today and tonight. Temperatures will be slowly rising through the 40s.
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There isn’t much cold air except what is trapped west of the mountains in Pennsylvania mainly west of Gettysburg and Williamsport where Winter Weather Advisories are posted. Temperatures here are in the lower 30s and they may stay low for awhile before rising through the 30s later today and tonight. Rainfall amounts across the Northern Mid Atlantic to New England will be in the 1 to 2 inch range.
Most of the rain should be ending from south to north during Saturday morning as the storm heads into upstate NY. Cold air will start coming in on the back side but not before highs reach into the 50s Saturday. Then gusty winds take over. There could be a few more passing showers in the afternoon before skies start to clear out Saturday night.
Sunday will be windy with some sunshine and clouds. Temperatures will be settling back in the 40s. Monday we will see arriving clouds and perhaps some snow and sleet developing as the next storm system heads our way. We are seeing this coming out a bit faster with each model cycle so there could be enough cold air here in Monday for a burst of snow ahead of the warm front.
The new model cycle is getting underway so we will address the Monday system later today. In the meantime get ready for an old fashion soaking rain of 1 to 2 inches to carry you into the start of the weekend.
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