A massive winter storm in the northeastern U.S. is having an impact on our weather, potentially our airports, this weekend as well.
National Weather Service forecasters in Massachusetts are encouraging voluntary evacuation of coastal communities there from what they are calling a “life and death situation.”
The low pressure system, which has been battering states from Virginia to Maine with near-hurricane-force winds, could also cause coastal flooding as well as powerful rip currents, high seas and even beach erosion here in South Florida. The National Weather Service says that Palm Beach County’s coast could expect the highest seas on Sunday night, at 12 to 15 feet.
Additionally, South Florida is already feeling cooler temperatures as a result of the Nor’easter storm. Temperatures here through Saturday will be in the mid 70s, dropping to the 40s inland and the 50s along the coast by Sunday morning. The storm has also caused the cancellation or delay of hundreds of flights to and from airports including PBIA and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International.
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