Quick Weather Update

Today's forecast only.  I am glued to the TV watching the coverage in Boston.

Observations
A strong cold front will push through New England tonight.  A warm windy day is on tap for Friday
WPC Surface Analysis 330 am
Warm moist air is funneling up along the east coast.  Cool dry air is filtering into the US behind the cold front.     This storm system produced several tornadoes and wind damage yesterday 
SPC storm reports 4/18/13
The radar is quiet in the Northeast this morning
NWS Northeast Regional Radar 528 am
But look to our west, there is a a good slug of precipitation working east
NWS Great Lakes Regional Radar 548 am
Temperatures are mild this morning
2 m temperatures 4 am (image Weatherbell)
Temperatures will soar into the mid 70's this afternoon
06z NAM hires 2 m temps 2 pm (image weatherbell)
You can see the sharp temperature contrast to in extreme Western PA and NY state.  Strong winds will develop this afternoon.  Here are the forecast maximum wind gusts
09z RAP mslp, wind gusts 2 pm (image weatherbell)
The NAM hires has hurricane force winds at about 3000 feet.  These winds won't mix down unless there is strong convection around 11 PM
06z NAM hires 900 mb winds 11 pm
Here is what the simulated radar looks like right now for 10 pm.  Rain begins between 11-midnight tonight.
06z NAM hires radar 10 pm (image weatherbell)
It will be much cooler tomorrow.  Showers likely to linger into tomorrow morning but the day will become sunny tomorrow afternoon.  High temps in the mid to upper 50's.  I'm out, stay #BostonStrong!!









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