Forecasting models “back off” late weekend coastal storm threat

    Since Monday afternoon, the updated forecasting models runs have “backed off their solutions” that had shown “more of a direct influence on our area from this system,” according to the latest National Weather Service-Mount Holly forecast discussion.

    In the latest EURO model run (above, depicting 6:00 a.m. Monday) the storm is now further east than yesterday’s plot, packing maximum winds around 40 mph. Of course, the storm was never considered to be another Irene or Sandy, as clearly noted in yesterday’s report.

    For now, based on the latest information, this system may still deliver some impacts on coastal areas Sunday into Monday, including cloud cover, gusty winds, and rough seas.

    Stay tuned. 

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