A chance for showers for most of the week with the best chance over the next couple of days at the coast and west of the Coast Range. A cold front will stall off shore keeping rain closer to the coast but winds will pick up across the area with gusts 35-55 mph Tuesday and Wednesday mainly at the coast and higher elevations, but even the valleys could see strong winds. The front moves onshore late Wednesday when the heavy rain will push further inland, as of now it looks like it will hold off until after trick-or-treating events, but will continue to monitor.
The heaviest rain for inland areas looks to be Thursday before we dry out until another chance for showers moves in at the end of the weekend. Besides the wet forecast temperatures will return to more seasonable by midweek, until then we’ll be 5-10 degrees above normal. Areas of fog possible for the next couple of days, something to keep in mind for your morning commute.
Hurricane Sandy forecast to make landfall overnight tonight in New Jersey, but is already bringing rain, snow, flooding and storm surge to the heavily populated region of the east coast. Over 7,000 flights cancelled, subway system shut down, and Wall Street is shut down; we are in the calm before the storm and the next several days will be the ones to watch.
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Meteorologist Megan Parry