It was another mess on the roads this morning. While yesterday we had widespread drizzle. Today we have widespread rain showers.
The rain is coming from an area of low pressure that is offshore which is riding along a stationary front. Also there is an upper level disturbance that is pushing moisture up into a cooler airmass.
We’ll have lots of rain on and off through the day, but it should be mostly light. I’m hoping that the rain showers become more scattered by the afternoon.
Two things that are in our favor today. Temps and wind. We will top off near 60 this afternoon, and at the rate we are going we may even get some low 60s. The wind will be out of the northeast again, but it will only run at 5-10mph today. I think that’s part of the reason that we will warm up a bit more.
We’ll finally start drying out by the late evening hours. We’ve pick up about a quarter to a half an inch of rain so far. We’ll probably see about another quarter of an inch before it wraps up. Possibly another half.
We’ll be dry tomorrow. A cold front will push into the region, and that will create even drier conditions. We’ll have a lot of sunshine. The temps will probably rise to near 50 early in the day. Then temps will drop back to the 40s during the afternoon. The wind will increase out of the north behind the front. It will run at 10-20mph with gusts up to 25mph.
High pressure will build in on Friday. By Friday night the high will sit over our region. That will create clear skies and light winds. We’ll get a big piece of the cold air that has been building over Central Canada. So local temps will drop to the 20s inland with low-mid 30s elsewhere.
A freeze watch is in effect for all of our inland locations for Friday night into Saturday morning.
Now is the time to prepare. If you haven’t run your furnace/heat yet this season, then you need to check it soon. You definitely want to try it during the day while you’re awake. You don’t want to try it for the first time Friday night right before you got to bed, and then find out that you have a problem. It’s also time to prepare your sensitive plants and pets. Especially the folks that have lots of potted plants outside.
During the day Saturday we’ll have fair skies, but high temps will only be in the upper 40s. It will be chilly for any Veterans Day events. We’ll be cold again Sunday morning with lows in the 30s. Then we’ll warm up a little during the day. Highs will be in the upper 50s. We’ll be near 60 through the middle of next week. We’ll warm up some more by the end of the week.
We will have some minor tidal flooding today between midday and 2pm. No big problems are expected, but it will affect some tidal-prone areas.
Tropical storm Rina is becoming non-tropical. It will merge with a cold front later today over the North Atlantic.
Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler