Intensifying low pressure will race northeastward today and pass over the area tonight, lifting northward into Canada during the day on Saturday. This weather system will spread yet another round of heavy rain and strong winds across the region.
Expect clouds to gradually fill the sky today but for dry weather to hang on through the daylight hours of our Friday. It’ll be cool and quiet with temperatures in the lower 40s this morning eventually reaching into the lower and middle 50s by late in the day.
Clouds will lower and thicken this evening and showers will begin to develop around the area as we move through the first half of the night. As we move into the late evening and overnight hours, showers will transition to a steadier and heavier rain and strong gusty south and southeast winds will develop…leading to a nasty period of wind-driven downpours during the overnight hours. A rumble of thunder could pass through the area as well.
Southerly wind gusts in excess of 35 mph will be common around the area and some spots will record gusts of 40 to 50 mph through the night. This could lead to some areas of tree and limb damage and some isolated short-lived power disruptions.
Drier weather will take hold on Saturday but it will remain very windy through the day and into the night.