While Hurricane Sandy will remain offshore, portions of the southern Atlantic coast will be buffeted by the large system into the weekend.
Dangerous and damaging surf will spread northward along the Atlantic Coast this weekend.
The Atlantic coast of Florida will be experiencing gusts of 40 to 60 mph, waves of 10 to 15 feet, beach erosion, 2 to 4 inches of rain and the potential for flash urban flooding through Friday.
Rip currents will be very strong and frequent. Seas of 15 to 25 feet will occur over the Florida Straits. Winds can reach tropical storm force.
The greatest effect Sandy will have on coastal areas northern Florida through South Carolina will be dangerous surf and tropical storm force gusts into the weekend. Little or no rain is forecast in this area, due to a component of dry air from the land.
Farther north, eastern North Carolina, especially the outer banks will have similar effects to that of South Florida. Tropical storm conditions are to be expected. Conditions will become dangerous in the surf and for small craft. Wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph gusts and 2 to 4 inches of rain are in store. Coastal flooding and over wash will increase Saturday into Sunday. Near-coast waves of 10 to 20 feet are anticipated, but seas offshore in the Atlantic will approach 40 feet.
Powerful waves and rip currents are forecast along the Atlantic coast into early next week. Bathing in these conditions, where beaches are closed to swimming, may not only endanger your life, but may also put rescuers at risk.
While waters will be slow to recede across flood-ravaged South Carolina, dry weather will return and help cleanup efforts.
There can even be the odd thundery shower in parts of England and Wales.
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An upper-level area of low pressure will slowly track eastward across the Southwest and produce rounds of showers and thunderstorms into Wednesday.
Philadelphia, PA (1941)
96 degrees - October record.
Albuquerque, NM (1948)
Albuquerque's lowest barometric pressure ever - 29.03 inches.
Southwest USA (1989)
The remnants of Hurricane Raymond brought these rainfall amounts: Nogales, AZ 3.50 inches Sierra Vista, AZ 2.12 inches Raton, NM 1.76 inches Taos, NM 2.00+ inches