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A rainy weekend ahead for the East Coast?

Darn you, trough of low pressure.

A pesky and persistent trough is going to keep things stormy along the East Coast for the foreseeable future, and it could lead to a wet weekend for the I-95 corridor.

A surge of low pressure will follow an upper-level trough digging through the heart of the East Coast. Translation: it could be stormy to start your weekend, particularly in New York and Boston.

The models aren’t fully settled on which exact areas will get hit with a band of heavy showers and thunderstorms on Saturday – the GFS is making this low more of a coastal storm, while the Euro and the NAM are taking this further inland. Right now it looks like New York and Boston will have a soggy Saturday, particularly during the morning, before perhaps some late-day clearing. The Jersey Shore and the Delmarva peninsula will have a soaker on Friday night and perhaps into Saturday morning, but off-and-on thunderstorms, mainly in the afternoon and evening, will rule the day out here.

Storms, more isolated in nature, will impact virtually the entire East Coast, primarily from I-95 towards the shore for the next few days, including Sunday, although the storms are expected to be spottier in coverage by Sunday.

Heading to those East Coast beaches? Bring the poncho and keep an eye to the sky. And as always, when thunder roars, head indoors.

Meteorologist and life-long lover of Long Island Sound, Chris Bianchi

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