The first thing they teach you in Weather School 101 is this: Keep the weekend nice. The past two weekend’s were fine…right? No issues! ESPECIALLY this past. It was amazing. You’d think we could continue that trend and make out OK for this coming weekend. I mean, is that TOO hard to ask? Would it not be fitting for MOTHER Nature to give us good weather for MOTHERS day? Maybe I’m just thinking too much into it.
Here’s the issue. We’ve got a boundary that will be situated to our south, high pressure to the north and a developing coastal storm all coming together. Here’s a look at the upper air pattern at 500mb, which is 18k feet above our heads:
See the big ole L over the Mid-Atlantic? That’s the entity that will lock the clouds in and bring rain from late Friday into maybe early Sunday. The flow of air around low pressure is counter clockwise so winds will be coming in off the ocean. High pressure to the east makes matters worse.
It will take a while for this low to clear and for that reason I believe we are plagued with less-than-desirable conditions. It will be chilly, windy and wet at times. The first part of Friday should be OK. I’m looking at showers coming in mid to late afternoon and cranking up overnight.
Here’s what radar could look like late afternoon, early evening on Friday:
Rain gets cranked up overnight
Beaches will be beat up by the increased wave action but since we are between moon phases, we should avoid any significant flooding issues however SOME minor flooding can’t be ruled out.