Good morning on this damp Sunday. As expected, the game between what is now Phillipe and a stalled front has begun leading to rain overspreading much of the northeast. The central part of the mid-Atlantic is in a dry spot right now but that should fill in with rain later this afternoon. Rainfall should be in the range of 1/2″ to 1″ in the central and western parts of the region when all is said and done but that depends on how much rain ultimately develops when the coastal low develops and swings through. Some parts of the eastern shore are already over 1″, so expect totals there 2-3″. Another stripe through western MD and Eastern WV is also over 1″ but the coastal rains may have trouble backing up that far west
Temperatures across the region are split between seasons at the moment with the mountains in the 30s, and the 60s dominating east of the blue ridge. That won’t last however as the front moves through the region. Temperatures will drop along with it into the 40s (at higher elevations) and 50s after it passes.
Now, as the coastal low passes by it gets tangled up with TS Phillipe currently racing by offshore in the Atlantic. The coastal low will deepen rapidly (undergoing bombogensis) and we should get a nice kick of wind out of it.
Wind advisories have been hoisted for a lot of the region tonight with winds expected 20-35 mph with gusts over 50 mph possible. This means there will be damp leaves strewn about all over the place tonight, so be mindful of that when driving this evening and tonight
There’s also a winter weather advisory for the high elevations of West Virginia for some snow and freezing rain as cold air charges in. Coastal flood advisories as well for Anne Arundel and St. Mary’s counties in MD for some minor coastal flooding.
So a damp day today, and a windy night tonight with the winds backing off through the day tomorrow. Halloween looks seasonable and dry with trick-or-treat temperatures around 50 and mostly clear skies. Enjoy and be safe!
We cloud up again on Wednesday for another chance of showers Wednesday night