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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tropical rain system hits the east coast

A storm system with tropical characteristics has been trying to form off the North Carolina and Virginia coasts. This system moved out to sea for a short while but is now being steered into shore in the mid-Atlantic area of the east coast.

A high pressure ridge over Long Island is peventing this system from moving to the northeast and away from land so instead the steering currents are driving it into New Jersey Delaware and as far inland as Pennsylvania

Storm with Flooding Rain Revisits the Mid-Atlantic (AccuWeather)

A storm along the mid-Atlantic that went through a weakening phase Wednesday is now strengthening and drifting closer to the coast. The system has had a history of tropical rainfall this week.

After dumping 5-10 inches of rain in portions of eastern North Carolina early this week, the storm is boomeranging and is expected to plow into the Delmarva Friday.

With it will come a zone of 2- to 3-inch rainfall as far inland as south-central Pennsylvania.

Locally 5 inches or more could fall in this area


The zone meteorologists are most concerned about lies in a swath from Salisbury, Md., to Atlantic City, N.J., inland to Harrisburg, Pa., and Martinsburg, W.Va. The worst of the rain and potential flooding may hit overnight tonight into Friday midday.

The system will break up on Saturday, but not before bringing some rain and drizzle for at least part of the day over southern New England, New York state, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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