Baltimore, MD - Mike Masco
ABC 2 METEOROLOGIST
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Our forecast models we use here at ABC 2 News show another BIG storm on the move for the east coast this week. A strong, deep trough, will move through the Ohio valley on Election Day Tuesday and carve out a mean low pressure system over the North Carolina coastline by Tuesday night.
The storm in question will then take a turn up the east coast bringing heavy rains, high winds, coastal flooding, and even SNOW! The snow aspect of the storm will be addressed below.
The track of this storm will come down to how much blocking will be available to keep the storm track close to the coast. The negative NAO which was responsible for Sandy's move inland remains in place through next week. This should allow for the storm to ride the eastern seaboard through Thursday of next week.
The European has a 990 MB low off the jersey shore Wednesday afternoon. REMEMBER Sandy was a 943 mb storm. So already we know this will be NO WHERE comparable to Sandy! However, a coastal flood threat will remain along with the potential for more power outages.
The potential path of this coastal storm could also bring some inland snow. Right now I DO NOT SEE SNOW FOR BALTIMORE, DC, PHILADELPHIA, OR NYC! A few flakes could fly on Wednesday night BUT accumulating snow is not part of my forecast. That being said, interior MD, PA, NY, MA , VT, NH could see some accumulations. That will be ironed out in the coming days.
MAP OF EUROPEAN MODEL SNOW FALL COURTESY OF ACCUWEATHER.COM / PRO.ACCUWEATHER.COM
For now enjoy your weekend and try not to think about this.