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Stormy Weather Ahead for Mid-Atlantic

Slow-moving storm systems will hover along the coast into the weekend
Updated Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, 7:25 p.m. ET

(AP Photo)

After many days of sunshine and warmth during late September and early October, the atmosphere has some payback for the mid-Atlantic coast in the form of a siege of cloudy, wet and even stormy weather into this weekend.

Episodes of drenching rain, stiff winds, rough surf and seas are in store from North Carolina's Outer Banks, to Virginia Beach, Va., Ocean City, Md., Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Atlantic City, N.J. Beach erosion is possible in these areas with minor coastal flooding, mainly around times of high tide.

East Coast Storms

Fortunately, the astronomical tide will not be extreme during most of the storm with the first-quarter phase of the moon on Friday. Astronomical tides are greatest around the time of the full and new moon.

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However, how long the dismal weather lasts at a given location will depend on how much dry air is able to fight back from the north.

The storm contains some of the moisture and the old circulation from Tropical Rainstorm Karen.

There is a slight chance the area of unsettled weather redevelops tropical characteristics, but it is not likely to happen quickly.

According to Hurricane Expert Dan Kottlowski, "If the system can linger over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream long enough it could develop, but any development is not likely to happen until late in the weekend or early next week."

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cal8ir

Just makes the Golf Courses greener here at the beach...

October 09 2013 at 9:22 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Engelun

Why live in a global flood area or a place where tropical storms hit regualarly? Talk about idiots. Wow.

October 09 2013 at 7:34 PM Report abuse -5 rate up rate down Reply
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welcome Fred

Really!!

October 09 2013 at 9:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Auntie's Mail

Engelun ~ since every part of the US is subject to "natural" disasterous weather where would you suggest one live to be safe?

October 09 2013 at 10:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
arenadood

Ok, who is going to blame this on Global Warming First?

October 09 2013 at 5:32 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
plainbrian

Screw the storms. God needs to send a meteorite or comet to put this planet where it truly belongs.

October 09 2013 at 5:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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welcome Fred

You need some serious counceling

October 09 2013 at 9:20 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Marshall

Oh yes we heard this same warning about Hurricane Karen-how did that work out?

October 09 2013 at 5:06 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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dvp83

We're all gonna die!

October 09 2013 at 5:21 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
merlin9394

they didnt say when it would start..its all just about being sensational

October 09 2013 at 10:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
klee1701

Just love the fear-mongering doom and gloom headline.

October 09 2013 at 5:06 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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nebro

"Stormy Weather" is fear mongering?

October 09 2013 at 9:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
tgifurniture

there are no natural disasters. just human

October 09 2013 at 4:10 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
edthez

Crappy weather here in Raleigh for 2 days. Send it to N.J.

October 09 2013 at 3:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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winfig5161

have a planned fishing trip off the new jersey shore this weekend... what do ya think? still a go or a no go??

October 09 2013 at 3:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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rkeeeballs

Play it safe to fish another day.....:>)

October 09 2013 at 8:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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