On this day just three years ago Superstorm Sandy was coming up the East Coast and will eventually make landfall in New Jersey. Many states were under a state of emergency due to the high winds, high tides, and heavy rains. Mountain snow was also the story that some people document by “chasing” it in far western areas of Virginia and part of West Virginia.
Today is a much different story as we begin to dry out from a moderate to someone heavy rainfall last night where some people saw 2 – 3 inches of rain. There were some severe wind gusts as well and tree damage. Anywhere that had peaked for fall foliage have had a lot of the leaves blown away or will today as breezes pick up after the front passes this morning. Temperatures are very mild and humidity still high ahead of the front so a few showers are still possible today as the front passes. A cooler Friday is on tap as the breezes usher in cooler air. Another southern low-pressure system will slide through the southern part of Virginia and Northern North Carolina starting Sunday. If this were winter that is an ideal track for wintry weather, but obviously it is way too warm at this point. After the low moves by the east of here Monday, a warming trend will occur for the rest of next week as temperatures climb to the 70’s and maybe even a few 80’s in the south. All for now.
Snowstorm from Sandy