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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Upcoming Two Weeks= Possible Coastal Storm and Then Arctic Cold

These next couple of weeks could be interesting ones in the weather world. The first interesting storm is a storm expected to come up the coast Saturday-Monday. This storm could bring heavy rain and wind to the Mid-Atlantic.It all depends on the track as this could be the difference of a heavy rain and wind event or a partly cloudy day. This storm if it does produce heavy rain and wind should not be even close to the event that Ida caused. If we receive the heavy rain and wind we should expect 0.50 inch to 1.5 inches of rain and bring winds of 15-25 mph. So on the coast there will only be minor beach erosion and tidal flooding with 3-6 foot waves. After that the next story will be the possible Arctic air coming in after Thanksgiving. If the Arctic air comes in which looks likely we will have high temperatures next weekend in the mid to upper 40s and night time lows around 30 degrees. Along with this Arctic air there is a possibility of a snowstorm. At this point the snowstorm does not look likely, but it is a possibility on the table as a storm could form off the coast as the cold air comes in. This is something we will have to watch the next 9 days. So tune back in tomorrow as I will have more on these possible storms.

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