Chill follows Superstorm Sandy's blow to New Jersey
Oct 31, 2012 at 2:21 PM
AccuWeather.com reports train from Sandy will be tapering off from south to north across the hard-hit mid-Atlantic Wednesday.
A few rain showers will be leftover across southeastern and south-central portions of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland. Any leftover showers could temporarily hamper clean-up efforts.
While floodwaters trickle downstream, moderate flooding is forecast on Wednesday along the Potomac River due to Sandy's rainfall, including near Washington, D.C., at Little Falls.
Winds will begin to ease on Wednesday; however, it will remain breezy through the rest of the week with sustained winds of 10-20 mph and locally higher gusts.
It will feel chilly through late-week with a gusty breeze factored in, while thousands of people will likely still be dealing with power outages. Highs will be held in the 50s on Thursday and Friday with lows dipping into the upper 30s and lower 40s.
Sandy Batters Mid-Atlantic Region
Extensive flooding occurred in coastal areas of New Jersey and along the Atlantic coast of Maryland due to Sandy's storm surge on Monday.
Large sections of the Atlantic City Boardwalk were floating around in the floodwaters, while famous piers were destroyed.
Besides destruction of famous piers and landmarks, significant beach erosion occurred along the New Jersey coast.
Minor storm surge flooding also occurred in the Chesapeake Bay. Early Tuesday at at high tide, minor tidal flooding was occurring around Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
While water surged toward the coast, torrential rainfall and high winds pounded the mid-Atlantic region.
Peak wind gusts include: 60 mph in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.; 88 mph in Montclair, N.J.; 81 mph in Allentown, Pa.; 79 mph in Highland Beach, Md.; and 79 mph in Chester Gap, Va.
Governor Christie said early Tuesday that there were 2.4 million customers with no electricity in New Jersey, twice the number of power outages caused by Irene in 2011.
Locally, rain will remain in the forecase until Friday. A flood warning remains in effect for the Huron River near Milan.
Here is the seven-day forecast for the Norwalk area:
This Afternoon Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 44. West wind around 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Tonight Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 38. West wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Thursday Showers likely, mainly before 3pm. Cloudy, with a high near 46. West wind 11 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Thursday Night A chance of showers, mainly before 7pm. Cloudy, with a low around 35. West wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Northwest wind 8 to 14 mph.
Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34.
Saturday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 47.
Saturday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
Sunday A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Sunday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Monday Partly sunny, with a high near 48.
Monday Night A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 34. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday Partly sunny, with a high near 50.
EDITOR'S NOTE - Meghan Evans, meteorologist for AccuWeather.com, wrote this story.