High Wind Warning & Wind Advisory Thursday Storm Moves Through New England
Our coastal storm did its job producing 1 to 2 inches of rain throughout the area in a 6 hour arm of rain that came through Wednesday evening. Winds at many coastal stations gusted to over 50 mph. Now that the storm center has moved to our north we are going to experience winds from the northwest on the backside. We will see clouds with some breaks of sunshine Thursday with gusty winds to 50 mph at times. Temperatures will not get out of the 50s.
The storm is going to take its time moving out of New England. Wind advisories are posted all day Thursday and it will still be rather windy Thursday night as skies clear out and temperatures settle in the 40s with some 30s in colder spots.
Much of the rain is to the north today and as the storm begins to slowly weaken, the rain will become more showery in nature. There is the outside chance a stray shower could move through with the best chance of that happening north and west of the coast.
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Weather conditions will improve nicely on Friday though it will still be breezy for the first part of the day. Look for lots of sunshine with most highs in the 50s to around 60s. High pressure will build in and things will setlle down Friday night. Saturday is shaping up to be a nice day with sunshine and highs back into the 60s.
Sunday’s forecast is a bit complicated thanks to low pressure that is developing in the Southwest Gulf of Mexico. This low is forecast to move northeas toward the Florida Panhandle and it could become a subtropical or tropical storm over the next day or two. The jet stream pattern shows another strong trough coming in from the west and that could help to lift this storm northeastward up the coast bringing rain by Sunday morning to Northern Virginia and certainly some clouds to us. There is some uncertainty going forward from here as to whether the system moves northeastward further north bringing rain here or it might slide more eastward and pass to our south. We will examine this prospect later Thursday as it is complicated by the possibility of some tropical development. For now we will will call for increasing clouds Sunday with highs in the 60s and leave rain out of the forecast for the time being.
Monday brings a front to the west closer and we still may have issues with leftover moisture from the southern system in one form or another. We will be cloudy Monday with a few showers possible and then more numerous showers will arrive Tuesday as the cold front from the west approaches and moves on through. Monday’s highs will be in the 60s. Tuesday we will be in the 60s to near 70. Somewhat colder air arrives on Wednesday.
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