Tropical Storm Isaias is pounding the Mid-Atlantic as I type this, and is heading our way. And although it is centered over Maryland right now, we’re getting hit with the outer bands of rain already. This storm stretches from Virginia to Canada at the moment.
Originally it was tracking to the east of us, then directly over us. Unfortunately for this area, the storm track has shifted west and the center is aiming at Albany. That puts us in the “worst” quadrant of the storm – the 12-3 o’clock positions. The heaviest rain and winds are usually in this section of a storm like this.
Weather warnings are up and ample – wind advisories, flash flood advisories, chances of hail and tornadoes (yes, tornadoes), heavy rain and so on. Winds are expected to pick up early this afternoon.
Luckily, the storm is expected to weaken a bit by Tuesday night to a status of “post-tropical.”. Even so, 2-4 inches of rain is significant, and winds can cause damage.
It’s going to be a wet and windy day and night, but should clear out for nicer weather the rest of the week.