Weekend coastal storm brings a miserable Sunday
Halloween weekend's forecast brings an unfriendly weather creature to the east coast -- a strengthening coastal low. For the Mid-Atlantic, this means periods of rain, gusty winds, and crashing temps.
High Temperatures Sunday will happen early in the day in the 60s, with daytime temperatures falling through the 50s and eventually into the 40s as the day transitions into evening. Although the entire day is not a constant steady rain for everyone, there will be plenty of wet times.
The next really good 'batch' of rain will begin by the early evening and continue overnight. At times, this overnight batch will consist of a moderate, soaking rain. An additional 0.5" to 1.5" of rain will be picked up area-wide.
What else picks up overnight? The winds. Winds will get stronger in the evening, with wind gusts overnight 35-45+ mph and a Wind Advisory in effect. Winds will gust higher on ridge tops
Here's the forecast for the Skins at Fedex Field - bring both the rain gear and extra warm layers. We're expecting temps in the 50s with periods of rain and showers continuing throughout the game.
In the Mountains: colder air lowers the freezing levels and means the higher elevations will get a transition into a wintry mix and then snow. Elevations above 3000 feet could pick up 2-5" of snow on grassy, elevated surfaces especially and a light glaze of ice.
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