An active period is on the way for the next 48 hours. Today will be the calm before the storm. I should mention the Valleys will see some freezing rain possible west of the mountains as the precipitation overspreads there this morning. This will give way to rain later. Rain will overspread the area throughout the day from west to east. Temps will be seasonable 40s and 50s.
Rain will become Heavy at time tonight into tomorrow especially MD and PA as well as WV where 1 – 2 inch amounts will be common. Northern VA and Far Western VA could see an inch or a bit more, and the north half of VA will see a half an inch or so. Southern VA down into NC will see a quarter to a half inch which will not help too much in their serious drought in NC.
With snow pack and widespread heavier rains, WV, far West MD, PA, and NJ have flood watches up for tonight and tomorrow.
Tomorrow will be a very windy day, especially Northern VA, MD, DC, PA, and NJ. High wind watches have been posted for winds up to 60mph or higher!
On top of this, as the system moves north a drying will occur in VA and NC and there is a possibility of convective showers and storms that could easily mix high winds to the surface and may even spawn a brief tornado. The risk of winds looks more possible and that could just be from a strong shower and not a thunderstorm tomorrow!
The weekend itself will turn tranquil and seasonal 40s and even low 50s will return.
Monday could be busy too with another strong system possible!
A lot to watch and monitor! Stay alert!
All for now!