From the ABC 7 Weather team

Possible Mid-Week Nor'easter?

November 2, 2012 - 09:00 PM
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You may have heard some weather rumors about a potential nor'easter or coastal storm next week. So are the rumors true?

Not even a week after Hurricane Sandy hit the East coast, rumors have already started flying that there's another storm, possible Nor'easter, to hit the Mid Atlantic and Northeast come next week.  So could the same areas battered by Sandy be struck again next week?

Well, some of the computer models are suggesting there could be a coastal storm that could impact the Mid Atlantic coast Wednesday of next week.  Let me first point out the strength of the storm would be no where near comparable to that of Sandy in size and intensity.  Also, keep in mind, the forecast is still six days out.  That means there is still plenty of time for the forecast to change.  As of now (Friday, Nov. 2nd), here's what we'll be watching.  The two graphics below are from the HPC and give a rough idea of the surface features next Wednesday.  The first image is 8am Wednesday and the image below is 8am Thursday.




It will certainly be something to watch, especially since the areas in the path will still be cleaning up from Sandy.  From what I see, at this point, D.C. could see a chilly, breezy, and rainy day from this potential coastal storm.  Even for some of the hardest hit from Sandy, from New Jersey to New York, cold rain and wind could affect the region. 

I can't stress enough how important it is to know this potential storm will be NOTHING like Sandy.  Unfortunately, any unsettled weather at this point will not help in the clean up and restoration efforts in the hardest hit areas.  We'll continue to update you, as new information becomes available over the next few days.   

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