The final weekend of October is upon us, and it looks like it will start off rather wet here in the Northeast. Two systems will impact the I-95 corridor through Saturday night. The first system arrives late Friday morning as rain pushes into the Mid-Atlantic. This will lend to a wet afternoon from central New Jersey to Maryland. The rain will then continue to advance northward into northern New Jersey and New York City by sunset. Some of this rain could be on the heavier side and there is the concern for some localized flooding as the area is still recovering from the Nor'easter earlier in the week. The rest of the Northeast and southern New England gets into the steady rain Friday night, but at the same time, it won't be as heavy compared to regions to the south. Here is a look at the simulated radar for 4 PM Friday afternoon and 2 AM Saturday.
Simulated Radar 2 PM Friday - Courtesy Tropical Tidbits
Simulated Radar 2 AM Saturday - Courtesy Tropical Tidbits
Also, it will become increasingly windy Friday afternoon into Friday night. A few gusts up to 50 mph are possible, but will likely be confined to coastal areas. Some coastal flooding may be a concern as well, especially around the time of high tide.
The first system will exit the region early Saturday morning, but there will be areas of light rain and drizzle that could linger through a good portion of the day. Then, we'll be watching for another area of low pressure to develop just off the East Coast Saturday afternoon. Once again, there will be some downpours and heavier pockets of rain. However, this will be focused a bit more to the east compared to Friday's system, mainly from New York City to Boston.
Overall, it will be a wet 24 - 36 hours along the I-95 corridor from Friday afternoon through Saturday night. Check out some rainfall totals from both systems ending 8 AM Sunday. There will of course be some localized higher amounts dependant upon where any downpours develop.
Courtesy Pivotal Weather
Halloween is expected to be mainly dry outside of stray shower or two, but it will stay on the cloudy and breezy side. But, for the most part, not too bad for the Trick or Treaters. Have a good weekend everyone and stay dry !!