Oct 18, 2012
A potent storm system that brought high winds to the central states and severe storms to the Mississippi Valley will complete its journey across the country with a stop in the Northeast on Friday. Unfortunately, this means plenty of travel hassles as we close out the week.
Showers and storms will begin to spread across the Northeast on Thursday night.
(NEW: Interactive radar map)
This swath of rain will pivot north and eastward across the region during the day on Friday. Rainfall will be the most concentrated from portions of New Jersey and Pennsylvania to New York and much of New England.
Delays are a good bet at the New York area airports and in Boston.
(MORE: Current airport delays)
Farther to the west in the Great Lakes, lingering low pressure will contribute to cloud cover and scattered showers.
Fortunately, it appears weather conditions will improve as the weekend progresses, particularly near the I-95 corridor.
Outside of some lingering rain in New England and a chance of showers near the eastern Great Lakes, drier weather returns to the Northeast on Saturday.
Conditions will only get better on Sunday as high pressure moves into place, though showers may continue to linger across the interior of New England.
(MAP: Sunday’s forecast)