A pleasant weekend ahead; storm next week?

     Ocean City, NJ at 11:45 a.m. Friday. (Image: TheSurfersView.com)

    Ocean City, NJ at 11:45 a.m. Friday. (Image: TheSurfersView.com)

    A dry, yet cool, weekend is on tap. But what about the “storm buzz” for next week?

    The remainder of Friday will be mostly sunny, cool, and blustery, with highs topping out in the upper 40s to low 50s (below normal). The northwest breeze will make it feel even cooler. Clear and cold tonight.

    For Saturday, expect sun with passing clouds. Temperatures will remain cool (similar to today), but overnight temperatures will be slightly warmer. It’ll be a bit warmer on Sunday, with perhaps more sunshine. 

    Sunny for Veterans Day, with highs in the low to mid 50s. Slightly cooler on Tuesday, when clouds will mix with sunshine. 

    Now for the mid-week storm chance. Here’s the deal: there’s zero model consistency right now. The National Weather Service-Mount Holly describes the current outlook perfectly in its latest forecast discussion:

    The latest guidance has become less in line with each other over the past 24 hours. The GFS has lot the cut off upper low and forms a coastal low well offshore, meaning we stay largely dry. Meanwhile, the ECMWF continues to hold steady and bring a potential nor’eastern thought the region and with the cold air in place, it would mean rain/snow through the area. There is still too much uncertainly within this part of the forecast period.

    On his Facebook page yesterday evening, Dan Skeldon, NBC40 Chief Meteorologist, issued wise advice on dealing with the swell of storm information being published on the internet. Read here

    “But before I get too far ahead of myself, remember there’s still no guarantee that there is even a storm. There’s lots of uncertainty with our computer models and the meteorological setup for the middle of next week. A coastal storm is possible, but not yet likely,” Skeldon wrote. 

    So there you have it.

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