NWS: “Abundant moisture” this weekend

    Waves of precipitation are expected to roll through the area this weekend, forecasters say.

    The culprit is a system from the western United States that will “swing up and get strung out along the Atlantic Seaboard,” said Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather.com Expert Senior Meteorologist, in a report

    Scattered showers and thunderstorms are in the National Weather Service forecast for Friday night and through the weekend, although breaks in precipitation are expected. 

    “It will not rain the entire weekend along the I-95 corridor but toward the beaches the rain is likely to be more frequent,” said Northeast Weather Expert Dave Dombek in the AccuWeather.com report. 

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    Close to two inches of rain could fall in coastal areas by Monday morning, according to a forecast from the National Weather Service’s Weather Prediction Center. 

    With a tropical flow, it will not feel unseasonably cool — even with adverse weather expected.

    “Temperatures will hold to mostly normal or a bit below normal with all the extra cloudiness. It will be a rather humid period, however,” a Thursday afternoon Forecast Discussion from the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, NJ said.

    By Monday, a high pressure system will begin to build, allowing drier and warmer air to arrive, according to the Forecast Discussion. 

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