Rough Morning Ahead (Updated)

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There have been numerous tornado warnings on the Eastern Shore this morning with 3 confirmed tornadoes; one in Mardela, one in Girdletree, and another NE of Delmar. Some parts of Maryland have received up to 8 inches of rain! Luckily, not us!

The image at the top of this post was from 5 AM this morning. After an eerily calm night the Salisbury area is about to get a wake up call from Tropical Storm Isaias. The storm came ashore as a hurricane just prior to midnight south of Wilmington, NC and is currently moving quickly at 26 mph to the NE.

My weather station in Salisbury has recorded no rain overnight nor has it even recorded any wind at all. That is expected to change this morning. The hours between 6 and 10 AM appear to be the hours of most concern.

If Isaias maintains its current course it will cross the Chesapeake Bay and could possibly increase in intensity.

The Norfolk/Virginia Beach areas have been under Tornado Warnings already this morning and Delmarva is under a Tornado Watch today. The Millville, DE area is under a Tornado Warning as of 4:50 AM.

We are currently on the outer fringes of the rainfall as the bulk of the precipitation lies to our west and south.

While we will get our fair share of rain today the biggest concern will be the winds with gusts possible to near 60 mph. The early morning updated weather model below shows how rainfall totals will increase dramatically as you look west of Salisbury. Travel is not advised.

Windy conditions will persist into the afternoon, but we will probably see sunshine before the day ends.

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I will be watching the progress of the storm today and am prepared to update this post as conditions merit. Check back for those updates.




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