In today's video story, we look at the changes that are likely to take place across the Great Lakes and Northeast between now and early next week.
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In our branch of work, people want us to explain the weather without rooting for any one thing. I object. For example, I am not too poplar anywhere when they have rain and cloudiness for two, maybe tree days at a time. I can't say we measured my poplarity and graft it, but I do know many people are sycamore rain if we log it during a weekend. This is especially the case where thunderstorms have been common. Today there will be some in North Carolina... perhaps at Hickory and Southern Pines.
So I say, walnut cheer for sunshine? In that regard, for the Northeast, I have good news for yews: the weather pattern is chestnut conducive to rain tomorrow and Saturday. However, the forecast for complete sunshine Sunday seems like pine the sky. A storm that starts in the Plains will be linden the East a lot of moisture. And, since deciduous asking, it's pretty sure that we are gonna cedar rain at times Sunday and Monday. One of our senior listeners asked about the need for rainwear. I said, "Since we could be near the locus for storminess, it is a good idea to take it out of the box, elder." Of course, let's face it, this is one of the many tricks that the summer months maple.
It does look warmer for the weekend, but every time the warm air tries to extend into New England it gets chopped down. There could be more showers at times Sunday and early next week as forest we can tell. Things would change if a large high pressure area growing in the middle of the county would branch eastward faster than we expect. In the meantime, if any forecast gives you a headache, why not take a friend's advice: Take two aspen; sequoia in the morning.
Here are some trees at another time of year:
This map is a forecast of the upper air flow early on Saturday, Oct. 16. It shows a mild to warm pattern for the Great Lakes and Northeast. The second map is for two weeks from today. Northern snow showers, anyone?
...with almost 16 inches of rain in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and more than 20 inches around Charleston. You don't find amounts like that anywhere in the historic record for this area. This picture shows the radar-estimated rainfall over South Carolina between Friday afternoon and mid morning today:
This map shows where Hurricane Joaquin was just before 8 a.m. ET. You can also see the stripe of clouds centered just of the Middle and North Atlantic coasts.
There are competing forces acting on it, and each move it makes will place it under different influences. This has made it very difficult for computer models and meteorologists to judge where it will actually go. This is reflected in the track model collection on this map:
In assessing the final impact of the storm system coming into the East, there are three main components. First is the cold front coming across the Appalachians tonight in a very rich moisture field with ...
On this map, the cold front that will eventually move through the Northeast is in the far northwest corner of the picture. There are areas of showers moving northeastward well ahead of the front, but the steadiest rain is not likely until the cool air moves in and the front stalls.