Storm will ‘rain itself out’ over next 24 hours
THE remains of weakened superstorm Sandy brought high winds and cold weather to swaths of the eastern United States yesterday, as forecasters suggested it will “rain itself out” over the next 24 hours as it moves into southern Canada.
The remnants of the storm passed over Pennsylvania yesterday, with warnings put in place from the south-west of the state through to eastern Tennesee.
The coastguard in Milwaukee warned people to stay away from Lake Michigan yesterday, with waves as high as 18ft expected. Much of Maine remained under a flood watch, although the US National Weather Service said large rivers were expected to “remain within their banks”.
According to experts, Sandy’s centre brought maximum sustained winds yesterday of 45mph. More than 2ft of snow fell in west Maryland, with a similar fall in West Virginia. After a bright start, rain showers were forecast in New York.
Tom Kines at AccuWeather in Pennyslvania said: “Eventually, over the next 24 hours, the system will rain itself out.”
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Weather for Edinburgh
Friday 24 May 2013
Temperature: 2 C to 12 C
Wind Speed: 21 mph
Wind direction: North east
Temperature: 5 C to 17 C
Wind Speed: 13 mph
Wind direction: West