There has been much more interest in Wednesday’s potential storm than I can ever remember for a system this far away. I’m sure it’s the Sandy effect. Maybe a little fear of snow too thrown in for good measure!
I have good news and bad news. The good news is, it’s likely the upcoming storm will be rain and not snow. The bad news is, it’s likely to be a raw rain adding insult on top of injury for anyone still powerless.
The low itself is expected to form as cool air hits the Gulf of Mexico early Tuesday. From there it cuts across the Florida peninsula, then north hugging the Atlantic Coast as it climbs the eastern side of a deep upper air trough. The first effects in Connecticut get here Wednesday.
If the low tracks far enough east we’re on the cold side and get snow. Far enough west and we see rain. Right now (and this stuff can always change) we get rain, except for Northern Litchfield County where it is mainly snow.
Unfortunately it will be chilly, wind driven rain!
As bad as the next few cold days will be for those without power, this storm will make it worse!
Homes and businesses are coming on line at a faster pace than 2011. One can only hope that pace continues.
For those in New Jersey, Long Island, Manhattan and Staten Island, where the recovery will be measured in months not days, this will be brutal.
7 thoughts on “Everyone’s Talking Wednesday’s Storm”
Bad news for the kids that Halloween postponed to Wed. night. She was already annoyed once. Wait til she sees the weather. Oh Boy.
Geoff-I have been reading about your back. My back is severely herniated. Will you come shovel my driveway for my wife?
I also feel bad for the kids.( I know this is trivial with all tha is going on with Sandy) I have a 9 year old, I think I will have to move out instead of staying home with him if Halloween does not happen Wed. Oh no!
Solution for the Wednesday un-Halloween (kind of like an un-birthday)– if the weather is bad, station everyone in your house behind any door that closes inside. Give them part of the Halloween candy you would hand out. Have the kids knock on the door and trick or treat!
I didn’t say it was great – but it’s better than getting soaked!
Now–where did I put that candy…
Looks like it’s time to prepare again….
Don’t kid yourself I’m in NE Phila and half of my neighbor’s roof is in my yard.This is worse than normal weather for us, and our normal is awful this time of year.
Oh goody. Just what I was looking forward to.Not.