4:15 PM | Still interesting possibilities for the end of the week

Discussion

There are lots of players on the field and all will interact with each other over the next few days to make for some interesting weather. First of all, a Caribbean hurricane (Rina) continues to slowly move towards the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and it is liable to become a major hurricane during the next 24 hours or so before making landfall (briefly) in Mexico. From that point, the hurricane is likely to move back over water and loop around quickly to the north and then to the east taking it in the general direction of somewhere between Cuba and South Florida. As a result, South Florida should be on full alert for this strong tropical system; especially, the southernmost Keys. A second player on the field is a developing snowstorm for the Colorado Rockies that is now forming along a boundary zone with cold air pressing southward from the northwestern part of the country. This low will advance quickly to the east over the next 36 hours or so and will spread rain into the Mid-Atlantic region tomorrow night and that rain will continue into much of Thursday. At the same time, colder air will be dropping southward into the Mid-Atlantic region during the day on Thursday. Finally, a system still way out west will try to generate a coastal storm by Saturday that could affect the Mid-Atlantic with rain and, in some cases, snow for the first time this season. Lots of players on the field and still some questions to be answered - stay tuned.