You’ve probably heard by now…a good-sized coastal storm is developing off the Carolina coast. This is, in fact, old news. That storm has been treading water for almost a week now along a stationary front. Conditions are finally becoming more condusive to strengthening, and it’s a good possibility that the system will aquire tropical characteristics before moving inland over southern North Carolina early Friday. Even if it does, this won’t be as much of a “classic” tropical system… instead it will be a hybrid of sorts.
This simply means that it will end up bringing weather conditions (cool temperatures, heavy rain, and winds from the north-northeast) often found in your typical nor’easter. Numerous advisories are in effect, mainly for coastal areas and higher elevations to the west, for wind and coastal flooding.
For Central Virginia, a good dousing of rain is in store; something we could really use now since it’s been well over a week since our last.
Posted by Jim Duncan