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Weather: Storms March On!

Storms March On!

By Marek Zebrowski
Staff Meteorologist

The work-week will end pleasantly enough, with a high pressure ridge settling in for Friday. February will thus end on a relatively mild and tranquil note.

March, in turn, will commence with yet another nor'easter early next week. A large upper low in the midwest will very slowly drift eastward over the course of the next few days. By late Saturday, a surface low will form along the mid-Atlantic coast. When this system arrives on our doorstep late on Sunday, strong coastal winds and localized flooding are expected. Due to a blocking flow pattern (perhaps an early harbinger of spring?), cloudy skies, cooler temperatures, and generally dreary conditions will tend to hang around for a while once the unsettled weather arrives.

Today: Mostly sunny, mild, with decreasing winds. Highs about 50F (10C).

Tonight: Mostly clear, with some clouds moving in towards dawn. Light winds and cooler temperatures, with lows in the mid-30s (13C).

Saturday: Gradually thickening overcast. A weak warm front may try to inch in from the south with an occasional sprinkle in southwestern sections. Cooler, with winds gradually turning onshore. High 43F (6C).

Sunday outlook: Cloudy, with rain spreading in from the south. Becoming windy, with highs near 40F (4C) and lows in the mid-30s (1-3C).