Weekend Nor’Easter

Mother’s Day Weekend is looking rather dismal as a late season coastal storm will impact the area.

Low pressure will ride eastward from the Lower Mississippi River Valley region today to the Mid-Atlantic tomorrow. The system will strengthen as it moves northeastward from there, passing southeast of Nantucket on Sunday and slowly shifting seaward thereafter – taking the traditional nor’easter track past the region.

With that in mind, anticipate a good soaking rain over the upcoming weekend and a continuation of chilly temperatures.

Low Pressure Passes South of the Area Saturday Night. (Click To Enlarge)

As for the details: Clouds will lower and thicken through the day on Saturday and showers are expected to develop during the late afternoon hours (we should squeeze in a dry morning and a good chunk of the afternoon). Rain will increase in intensity and coverage Saturday evening and continue throughout much of Saturday night, occasionally falling heavily at times through the nighttime hours.

Steady rains will shift north and east of the area early on Sunday but lingering clouds and areas of showers and wind-swept mist and drizzle are likely to persist throughout a good chunk of the day as the storm center only slowly wobbles eastward away from the Cape. That, combined with temperatures only near 50F and north winds gusting 30 to 40 mph, will make for a rather ugly Mother’s Day, unfortunately.

Rainfall of 1 to 2 inches appears likely, further denting our rainfall deficit from last year.

Looking for nice weather? Much better weather is anticipated next week.

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