4:30 PM | Powerhouse storm to affect Mid-Atlantic on Sunday and Monday with heavy rains along the I-95 corridor, damaging snows in the mountains from WV-to-PA-to-NY and strong winds especially along the coastline

Discussion

A major storm is headed to the Mid-Atlantic region for Sunday and Monday and it will carry with it heavy, drought-busting rains along the I-95 corridor from DC to Boston, damaging heavy, wet snows in the mountains of West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York, and strong winds especially along the coastline. This powerhouse storm is currently developing rapidly over the Gulf of Mexico and Florida is the first to experience its effects with heavy rain and potential severe weather. All signs continue to point to this storm turning up the east coast on Sunday and reaching the Mid-Atlantic coastal region by tomorrow night. It will then move inland veering to the northwest reaching NW PA or SW NY by late Monday or Monday night. Occasional showers and strong thunderstorms are likely in the Mid-Atlantic region tonight from a strong cold frontal system that is currently grinding eastward, and then steady, heavy rain from the coastal storm will affect us from tomorrow into Monday. At the same time, colder air will wrap into this storm and it’ll get cold enough for heavy, wet, “power-outage” type accumulating snow in the higher elevations of West Virginia, western and central PA and NY (e.g., Elkins, WV, Pittsburgh, PA; Johnstown, PA, Bradford, PA, Buffalo, NY). The heavy rains along the I-95 corridor from DC to Boston between tonight and Monday afternoon should total 2-4 inches and winds will get quite strong as well especially along coastal sections. Temperatures will be much cooler tomorrow and Monday throughout the Mid-Atlantic following the overnight strong cold frontal passage, and chilly, damp weather will continue on Tuesday.