Nor'Easter Developing Wednesday and Thursday

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16 Oct 2019 4:34 AM
The Northeastern United States can expect a developing coastal low to impact the region beginning Wednesday and lingering through much of Thursday. This system will develop after an Alberta Clipper system moves through the Midwest, and merges with another storm system bringing soaking rain to the South.  These two systems merge and strengthen off the northeast coastline Wednesday and Thursday.  Rain, mountain snow, wind, high surf, and coastal erosion will make for a messy midweek in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions. The heaviest rain is expected to occur late Wednesday into the first half of Thursday.  Some locations may witness 1 to 3 inches of rainfall.  Excessive rainfall and flooding concerns will be confined to New York's Hudson Valley and a good portion of New England, although heavy downpours will be possible as far south as the Delmarva Peninsula.  While the primary mode of precipitation will be rainfall, enough cold air will filter in on the backside of the system that snow will be possible. The best chance for accumulating snowfall will be in the mountainous terrain of northern New England as well as New York's Adirondack mountains.  In the central Appalachian mountains, the highest elevations of eastern West Virginia, western Maryland, and southwestern Pennsylvania may see some light accumulations. As is often the case with a low pressure near the coast, gusty wind will be a concern.  Sustained winds out of the northeast on Thursday morning may lead to some minor coastal flooding and beach erosion in New England.  High waves will make for dangerous boating conditions. Behind the front, a cool and brisk northwest wind will keep temperatures a bit below average for a large swath of the northern United States. Cities from the East Coast to the Great Lakes will certainly feel like Fall!  High temperatures will only top out in the 50s and 60s before another warm-up over the weekend. Be sure to stay up to date with the very latest forecast information with WeatherNation in the days ahead.
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