HEAVY RAINS, GUSTY WINDS, AND COASTAL FLOODING ON THE MENU THIS WEEKEND
As two pieces of upper-level energy merge and combine Friday, a major rare July coastal storm will develop. As of now, the GFS and Euro are in agreement for formation of the storm over or near the Chesapeake Bay. The biggest impacts we are thinking will be torrential rainfall and flooding over Virginia, and along the PA/MD border. If you live in flood-prone areas in these regions, consider taking action! Along the coast, rough seas, winds up to 50mph and possibly more, beach erosion, and coastal flooding will be the headlines. Not a good weekend to go to the beach unless you will be indoors the whole time. Much cooler air moves in behind the storm as it moves out to sea. This is a welcome relief given the recent heatwave! If it were winter, this would be a significant snowstorm this weekend!