Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
412 PM EDT Wed Oct 22 2014
Valid 00Z Thu Oct 23 2014 - 00Z Sat Oct 25 2014
...Stormy weather across the Northeast, Pacific Northwest, and southern
Low pressure currently off the Mid-Atlantic coast will slowly move
northeastward over the next few days. This has already delivered a fair
amount of rain to the Mid-Atlantic region. Heavier pockets of rain have
been moving across the Northeast/New England region on Wednesday and will
continue to do so through Friday. Flash flooding is a possibility and
will be confined specifically to New England on Wednesday and Thursday.
Precipitation will taper off by Friday afternoon as the low progresses
toward Nova Scotia.
Quite the busy pattern can be expected for the Pacific Northwest. On
Wednesday, a cold front moved inland across Washington state and Oregon.
This is bringing light to moderate showers from British Columbia to
northern California and will persist through Thursday. By Thursday
evening, the cold front will stretch across the Great Basin and northern
California. By this time, most of the precipitation around the Pacific
Northwest region will be lighter around with the exception of northern
California where moderate showers are possible. However, with another
incoming system from the Pacific approaches the West Coast, showers will
last through Thursday.
With a stationary front draped south of the Florida Keys, southern Florida
can exact heavy showers and thunderstorms through Wednesday night and into
Thursday. The Florida Keys especially will receive the bulk of the heavier
rainfall activity. Precipitation will lighten up slightly by Thursday
evening; however, the stationary front will stay put south of the Keys
throughout the short term period, thus stormy weather is expected to
A line of showers and some embedded thunderstorms will continue to move
across the Plains with an occluded front progressing eastward toward the
Mississippi Valley. The rainfall in Texas will end by Thursday morning.
The Upper Midwest and Mississippi Valley can expect to see precipitation
by Thursday afternoon. The showers will begin to dwindle in coverage by
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