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Mother’s Day Weekend Coastal Storm to Bring Wind, Rain to East Coast

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5-10-2017

It’s looking like any outdoor plans for Mother’s Day will be spoiled by mother nature, as an area of low pressure moves off the NC/VA coast on Saturday. Once this area of low pressure exits the coast and moves over water, it intensifies rapidly. Showers and thunderstorms will spread east across the South on Friday and Saturday, and as the low takes shape on Saturday, rain spreads up the East Coast.

Rain will be heavy across the region, however some of the already flooded areas in Virginia will have to contend with more rain and flooding. Also strong winds in these areas will cause downed trees which will in turn cause power outages. In fact, power outages are likely everywhere in the green especially near the coast.

GFS model valid for Saturday 8pm:

GFS rain totals expected from this storm in inches:

The European ensembles also agree on the coastal low this weekend, and take it off the coast on Saturday, and then up into New England on Sunday/Monday, as a very powerful nor’easter. If the Euro verifies, this would be a big storm for New England:

 

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