Short Range Forecast Discussion
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD
402 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017
Valid 00Z Wed Sep 20 2017 - 00Z Fri Sep 22 2017
...Hurricane Jose will produce dangerous surf conditions and rip currents
along with heavy rainfall across the Northeast...
...Severe weather possible across the northern Plains...
...Snow possible in the higher elevations of the Cascades and Northern
Although Hurricane Jose is forecast to weaken and stay offshore, the
Northeast coast will have dangerous surf conditions along with the threat
of rip currents from the North Carolina coast into New England. The outer
bands are bringing numerous showers this afternoon to much of the
Del-Mar-VA region to Cape Cod, is expected to continue for coastal areas
of the Northeast into Thursday. There is a slight chance of flash
flooding for eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island and southeast Massachusetts
through Wednesday morning. Please refer to
the National Hurricane Center (www.hurricanes.gov) for additional
information on Hurricane Jose.
Showers and thunderstorms are firing across portions of the northern High
Plains this afternoon and will spread to the Upper Midwest late tonight.
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted the eastern Dakotas and
western Minnesota as having slight and enhanced risk for severe weather
this evening and overnight. The area of showers and thunderstorms will
shift to the Midwest and Upper Great Lakes as the cold front progresses
eastward. Please refer to the Storm Prediction Center (www.spc.noaa.gov)
for more information of the severe weather risks.
Much of the Pacific Northwest and Intermountain West has had widespread
precipitation today and this is expected to continue through the end of
the work week as a low pressure system and associated surface cold front
moves through the region. Some of the higher elevations of the Cascades
and the Northern Rockies may have snow over the next couple of days...with
rain in the lower elevations.
There may be times of heavier precipitation.
Graphics available at www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/basicwx/basicwx_ndfd.php