D.C. Weather Forecast: All Eyes On Sandy & Local Impacts
Tonight: Becoming Cloudy With Areas of Fog & Drizzle Developing Late
Lows: Mid 50s to Around 60 degrees | Wind: SE 5 m.p.h,
Friday: Mostly Cloudy; Morning Fog & Drizzle
Highs: Upper 60s | Wind: E 5-10 m.p.h.
Saturday: Partly to Mostly Cloudy; Chance of Late Night Showers
Highs: Middle 60s | Wind: E 10-15 m.p.h.
Computer models are continuing to show Hurricane Sandy losing its tropical characteristics by Sunday and then rapidly morphing into an extremely intense post-tropical cyclone. Some are calling this a super storm or mega storm…today the National Weather Service said it might become known as Frankenstorm…as it will be affecting a large portion of the East Coast around Halloween.
A strong cold front attending an even stronger upper level low pressure system, will latch onto Sandy and thus the hybrid version of Sandy will be born. Latest guidance still has a spread in timing and location. But right now, it appears the worst effects will be felt along the U.S. East Coast between Norfolk and Boston. The time frame is Monday/Tuesday. Nothing is certain, but it looks that our area will have considerable rain and strong winds as a result. Yet to be resolved is whether these effects will be minor, major or historic. All three are possible. This is a fairly rare confluence of atmospheric features we are monitoring. The forecast will be continually updated as new data becomes available. And yes…there is a chance…a very small chance, this storm will not make landfall and stay out to sea.