PM Update: Dreary, coastal storm passes by

Rounds of clouds with sprinkles and showers will rotate inland from the Western Atlantic ocean this afternoon and evening, as a coastal storm system passes off the shores of the Mid Atlantic and Northeast states. Ultimately, the coastal storm will be shunted off to the north and east, and the westward extent of the precipitation shield limited by westward mid and upper level winds. Still, enough showers and sprinkles will rotate inland tonight to keep things dreary and cool. It’ll be a little less dreary inland — and more dreary near the coast. With a not-so-great evening on the way (weather wise, at least) here are some highlights on our weather and links from around the world of meteorology today:

  • The onshore flow will continue tonight. Along with the aforementioned showers and drizzle, clouds with gusty winds (especially near the shores) are expected. Surf will be rough as well. If you’re headed out on the waters, be careful.
  • A major change in the weather is expected by Thursday, as a significant system organizes in the Central US and moves into Canada. This will bring the return of southerly winds to our area by Thursday — and warmer temperatures.
  • As a major cold front approaches our area on Thursday evening, showers and storms are expected — some may be strong or severe. The SPC has placed our area in a 5% risk for severe storms. The highest threat currently looks likely to be west of NYC.
  • The iPhone 6 was announced today — and it will include a barometer! This means we can all launch our phones up on weather balloons now, and drop them into Hurricanes for data!

Have an awesome Tuesday evening. Image courtesy Dave Dicello.