From the ABC 7 Weather team

D.C. Weather Forecast: All Eyes On Sandy & Local Impacts

October 25, 2012 - 03:58 PM
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Hurricane Sandy is looking more likely to move over the MidAtlantic and Northeast and greatly impact the region. 

Tonight: Becoming Cloudy With Areas of Fog & Drizzle Developing Late

Lows: Mid 50s to Around 60 degrees | Wind: SE 5 m.p.h,

Friday: Mostly Cloudy; Morning Fog & Drizzle

Highs: Upper 60s | Wind: E 5-10 m.p.h.

Saturday: Partly to Mostly Cloudy; Chance of Late Night Showers

Highs: Middle 60s | Wind: E 10-15 m.p.h.

Computer models are continuing to show Hurricane Sandy losing its tropical characteristics by Sunday and then rapidly morphing into an extremely intense post-tropical cyclone. Some are calling this a super storm or mega storm…today the National Weather Service said it might become known as Frankenstorm…as it will be affecting a large portion of the East Coast around Halloween.

A strong cold front attending an even stronger upper level low pressure system, will latch onto Sandy and thus the hybrid version of Sandy will be born. Latest guidance still has a spread in timing and location. But right now, it appears the worst effects will be felt along the U.S. East Coast between Norfolk and Boston. The time frame is Monday/Tuesday. Nothing is certain, but it looks that our area will have considerable rain and strong winds as a result. Yet to be resolved is whether these effects will be minor, major or historic. All three are possible. This is a fairly rare confluence of atmospheric features we are monitoring. The forecast will be continually updated as new data becomes available. And yes…there is a chance…a very small chance, this storm will not make landfall and stay out to sea.

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