The coastal low that is supposed to affect the East Coat is still being shown in the major forecast models. The low is expected to form just off the Virginia coast on Saturday. Once it does, the wind will pick up from the east or northeast and become gusty. Also rains will be very heavy across the Hampton Roads area of Virginia:
Once the storm moves out over water, it will strengthen rapidly. As of now, the greatest impacts look like they will be felt along the Jersey and New England Coasts. The storm will quickly become a nor’easter and will move up into the New England coast and will continue to strengthen rapidly.
The winds will be very strong and gusty when this storm collides with the New England coast. These folks can expect a full fledged nor’easter from Connecticut through coastal Maine. Coastal flooding and beach erosion will be likely, so please take precautions in this area. And as always, consult the National Weather Service for the latest watches, warnings, and advisories.
GFS winds for Sunday (Mother’s Day):
This would be in the neighborhood of 50 mph winds with higher gusts. However, as the storm rapidly strengthens and deepens, winds will be felt all the way from Virginia to Maine!
Please share this post to any family or friends you know that live or are vacationing along the New England and Jersey coasts for Mother’s Day!
Mike Griffith, Meteorologist
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