The Weekend Forecast is below the Storm Special Section ...
There are a lot of sensationalist claims going around about this storm. TV stations are vying for ratings, and others to see who can get the best forecast out there first. But it is confusing. Here’s a forecast “fact” list about this coming storm.
1) Track: Sandy should come on shore between the Delmarva Peninsula, and Central NJ coast. and head west into Cenral PA. the storm will slow, weaken substantially and then head north and east leaving the area by Friday.
2) Rain: Some off and on rain Sunday, heavy rain developing Sunday night and lasting into Tuesday morning.
3) Amount: Rainfall is likely to be a widespread 4 -6” and locally 8-10” possible.
4) Flooding: expect some. This does not look to be a repeat of last September. But do not ignore the threat. Areas that flood easily will likely flood with this storm.
5) Winds: very strong winds will lead to downed trees and power lines because of saturated soil. Expect power outages.
6) Time: Core of the storm will be Monday & Tuesday. It can still rain and be windy Wed – Fri but it will be tame by comparison.
This will be bad storm, one in which we should be prepared. The biggest concerns will be to keep an eye on any flooding, and to expect power outages, and it could take a few days to restore it as well.
Saturday: M. cloudy, some light drizzle possible early … some peeks of sun … highs near 70.
Saturday night: Cloudy again … still mild with temperatures dropping into the upper 50s.
Sunday: M. cloudy … some light rain developing, esp. in the afternoon ... becoming breezy ... cooler with highs near 60.
Sunday night: Cloudy … N-NE winds start to really increase … off and on rain, some could be heavy … lows in the mid 50s.
Monday: Cloudy … heavy rain developing in the morning … winds becoming strong and very gusty out of the north… highs in the mid 50s.
Until later ...