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Developing low pressure

Posted: 10:00 AM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 10:00:51-04

Today an area of low pressure will develop well off the mid-Atlantic coast. Showers from this system will continue to overspread not only Maryland and parts of the Mid-Atlantic coast, but much of southeastern New England and Long Island.

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The nor'easter will move slowly and close enough to the coast to bring coastal impacts like strong winds, rough surf, coastal flooding and heavy rain to the Eastern Seaboard.

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There is a chance, albeit a low chance, the area of low pressure could develop into a subtropical depression or storm. Subtropical means that the storm has characteristics from both a tropical system and a low-pressure system you would find in higher latitudes.

Bottom line: Even if the storm doesn't get a name or if it remains non-tropical, the impacts from this system will most likely be the same. Also, another disturbance well off the Southeast coast will merge with the low in the Atlantic tonight.

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