ShipTracks_0511.jpeg"Rain or no rain is the question," so states this morning's forecast discussion. One of the models forecasters use has a low pressure system moving much further up the coast on Friday than the other models. If that scenario plays out we could get dumped on. Don't be surprised if the forecast changes a lot in the next day or two.

Other than that uncertainty, expect partly cloudy to mostly clear skies throughout the forecast period. Temperatures will continue on the cool side, especially at night. How cool is it? It is so cool that Gothamist is escaping to Fairbanks, Alaska next week, where it should be slightly warmer than here.

Hurricane Preparedness Week continues! While storm surges are the greatest source of damage when a hurricane strikes, it is inland flooding that poses the greatest threat to human life. The storm surge, combined with very intense rainfall means there's water, water everywhere without a place to go. The most deadly storm to strike our area was Hurricane Diane in 1955. Arriving just a few days after Hurricane Connie saturated the soil, Diane dumped 10-20 inches of rain inland. Flooding in New York, Pennsylvania, and New England contributed to the deaths of 200 people. NOAA issued their Atlantic hurricane season outlook earlier in the week. They are expecting a busier than average season so watch out!

Image of clouds formed from ship tracks last week from NASA's Earth Observatory (it has little to to with today's post, we just like the picture.)