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Some beneficial rain across the region although some places in PA had a bit too much.
Some leftover drizzle out there this morning; the balance of the day will just be cloudy, cool, breezy and less humid. Temperatures will only rise a couple of degrees today.
This is a true Fall air mass sliding through the Midwest.
Meanwhile, Joaquin is now a hurricane. More on Joaquin in a minute. Current view of the storm:
An uneventful day for us with clouds, some sun and cool temperatures.
This is when things get interesting for the East Coast and the Appalachians as tropical moisture gets thrown up and over a stalled front. Heavy rain will break out. For us, a pretty cloudy and cool day but not much more than a shower. We should be in decent shape for football Friday evening….just typical October chill.
A wild and potentially dangerous situation for many to our east. Even if Joaquin does not make a landfall, soaking rains will lead to a big flood risk along the East Coast and back into the mountains.
The current NHC cone for Joaquin is pretty wide, showing continued uncertainty.
That said, the cone has shifted west since last night, reflecting the trends in the models. The GFS has a scary situation:
WHAT ABOUT *OUR* WEATHER??
Ok, back to what this means for us. Independent of what Joaquin may do, Saturday is likely to be a blustery, cold and rainy day. The rain is not likely to be heavy but….yick.
Highs might only be 50-54.
On Sunday, the forecast is more dependent on what Joaquin does. If the GFS idea shown above is right, we may have a windy and rainy afternoon/evening/night. If Joaquin stays out to sea, we still may see showers but it would be less rain and wind.