Warmer Air Friday Gives Way to Colder Weekend Coastal Storm Develops Off Carolinas
We are trying to bounce higher today and having modest success as temperatures reached into the 40s. We have no issues tonight with just some clouds around with temperatures holding up and this sets us up for a nicer day of sunshine. A warmer day is in store as highs reaching the upper 40s and lower 50s. That actually is a little below average for this time of year. Other than clouds there isn’t much happening this evening and the radars are mostly quiet other than showing a few patches of light precipitation aloft.
Friday will be a decent day with some sunshine. Another cold front is approaching from the northwest. It will pass though with little fanfare but it does bring down another shot of cold air. This air mass is coming in from Southeastern Canada so the cold is confined to the Northeast and Northern MIddle Atlantic states. Saturday look for some sunshine but highs won’t be getting out of the 30s.
The second issue this weekend is a storm that will be developing off the southeast coast of the US. This storm will actually get rather strong over the weekend. It will also stall out temporarily underneath the large high over New England.
For the Coastal Carolinas there could be some serious issues with wind rain and coastal flooding with this low. We have just come off a full moon. The high to the north will tighten the gradient this weekend along the Mid Atlantic coast. Rainfall could be excessive on the order of 4 inches or more in Eastern North Carolina and along the coast.
The low is going to inch northward and its position will hinge on the high to the north and how fast it does or doesn’t give way. Sunday certainly looks to be cloudy at the very least. It will be breezy along the coast with a northeast wind. Rain may try to move northward into coastal areas at least. Sunday will be a rather chilly raw day with highs just in the 40s. Right now it seems the rain skims the coastal areas an impacts New England more than areas south and west of NYC (except for the coast).
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