A Nor'easter more misery for folks to the north and first wet snow here
Overnight: Cloudy and Chilly
Lows: 33-37 | Wind: NE 5-10
Wednesday: Cold rain developing, likely mixing with wet snow by afternoon
Highs: 36-41 | Wind: NE 15-25 No snow accumulation
Thursday: Lingering showers then Partly Cloudy PM
Highs: Near 50 | Wind: N-NW 10-15
Just a week after Hurricane Sandy spread destruction up the coast, another storm, this one a "regular" coastal storm is forming off North Carolina. The storm is called a "Nor'easter" because being off the coast, the strong cyclonic flow means strong northeast winds along much of the coast. The area that will get hit hardest again will be the coast from New Jersey to New York and southern New England. For the DC area as the storm intensifies tomorrow and draws in cold air, it means that while we will be on the western fringe of the storm, we will likely see cold rain mixing with our first wet snow of the season. The wide view of a simulation of this storm.
and a hyperlocal view with the possible "wintry mix" in the DC area especially to the east.
- The storm slowly drifts to the northeast and off the New England coast by late Thursday and then finally milder air comes in for our weekend.