D.C. Area Weather Forecast: Sandy Increasing Threat

      Overnight: Mostly Cloudy, Fog late,{}Cool

      Lows: 55-59 | Wind: SE 5-10

      Friday: Cloudy, Becoming Partly Sunny, Mild

      Highs: 65-70 | Wind: SE 5-10

      This Weekend: Sat:.Cloudy and Mild, Sun: Cloudy, Windy, Showers

      Highs: Sat: 65 Sun: 55-60 | Rain: Increasing to 50% Chance Sunday

      Sandy is an increasing threat to morph into a major storm for the NE in the next few days as it moves north and interacts with a strong jet stream moving from the west and becoming stronger as it heads toward the east.{} The combination still has a moderate risk (now 60% chance) of becoming the "Perfect Storm" of 2012.{} Here is the latest track.{} The "cone" is about the 70% probability of the path of Sandy and what will likely become a fierce hybrid coastal storm.{}

      The various simulations we look at are beginning to converge to this major storm coming ashore around the Delaware to New Jersey shore.{}

      Here is my discussion I did earlier of what is so unusual and reason for concern.{}


      It's a mix of a tropical/hurricane pattern getting combined with an amplifying winter-like jet stream pattern.{} The makings of another "Perfect Storm"?{} Very possible.