Weather: A Soggy, Windy Wednesday

28 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Forecast Remains On Track for Wind/Rain Later Today.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A storm that includes some remnants of Hurricane Patricia was expected to bring heavy rain and wind to the East Coast on Wednesday. The eastern part of the United States is bracing for a major storm to strike Wednesday, potentially bringing flooding and power loss to over a dozen states. The National Weather Service issued coastal flood advisories from Virginia Beach through New England, and small craft advisories and gale warnings off shore. Meteorologists have issued wind advisories from western New York to Old Forge in the middle of the Adirondacks, along with lakeshore flood advisories for parts of the Buffalo area effective into Thursday afternoon.

The Weather Channel lead meteorologist Kevin Roth told NBC Wednesday the storm could cause damage in the midwest and the northeast with its 60 mph storm winds. “There will be some gusty winds and these could certainly be enough to topple trees and cause power outages, this system is a big, sprawling storm system that’s going to be very wet and windy,” he said.” On top of heavy rainfall covering the region — particularly Texas and Oklahoma — throughout the weekend, forecasters also predict scattered thunderstorms will bring additional showers and increase the threat of extensive damage. “Many of these areas are still recovering from last week’s rainfall, so it could cause more problems,” Roth told NBC. Rain was moving through several Mid-Atlantic states by mid-day Wednesday, and thunderstorms were expected in some areas as the storm moved into New England. However, it appears unlikely the area will be hit with the same amount of severe flooding as it was last week, as forecasters note the weather patterns creating the storm won’t maintain their strength as long as last week’s storm. Any strong thunderstorms that develop could bring down stronger winds from aloft, potentially leading to downed limbs, branches and isolated power outages.

When all is said in done, we expect to see around an inch of rain in Philadelphia, with lower totals by the coast and higher totals to the north and west.

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