Good morning bloggers,
A series of upper level disturbances are moving overhead today and these will congeal into a much stronger and organized storm by Wednesday. We have some light rain or mist in the area this morning, but this is not going to add up to much for us. By Wednesday, however, this storm will become another storm that will threaten the northeast coast, but this time there isn’t a hurricane involved and it is a lot weaker. It still may produce strong winds and rain on the Jersey shore into New England later Wednesday. Here is a look at the surface forecast valid at 6 PM Wednesday:
The exact track of this storm is still uncertain, but it will make some headlines on the national news the next couple of days even though the news is going to be dominated by tomorrows huge election day. Upstream from this eastern storm are some interesting developments for us.
What happens next is now catching our attention for next weekend. Energy is forecast to dive over the western states into the southwestern United States and then turn our way. Storm systems have been quite organized off the west coast and over the eastern states, but not necessarily in our area and this is one of the reasons it has been so dry. We will have a rather nice warm-up ahead of this western storm. And, then by the weekend the energy is going to move out into the plains. Here is a forecast map, on the right, valid Sunday night.
If this storm is just slightly slower and a bit deeper we would then have a wide spread heavy rain event with a few thunderstorms and a chance of some snow on the back side. Yes, I said snow! But, if this is any weaker and a bit faster, then we would experience a few showers and miss this storm system. Since we haven’t quite had this part of the weather pattern yet in this year’s LRC, I just am not sure how this storm is going to affect us right now. At least we have something heading our way later in the week.
We will go in-depth into these developments on 41 Action News today and tonight. Let us know if you have any questions or thoughts. Happy Election Day Eve! Tomorrow is a big day for the United States and the world. We will be electing our next president of the United States which could be Obama again, or Romney. We will find out soon. Our weather on Election Day looks nice with the sun returning and a high in the lower 60s, while today will be breezy with temperatures in the 40s.
I took the above picture yesterday morning with Breezy and Stormy enjoying the nice day. Thank you for spending a few minutes of your day reading the Action Weather Blog!