Rainy weather could dampen Atlantic City Airshow 2014

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Meteorologists and hundreds of thousands of Atlantic City Airshow fans are watching preliminary weather forecasts that call for rain to fall across much of South Jersey on Tuesday, Aug. 12 and Wednesday, Aug. 13./submitted Meteorologists and hundreds of thousands of Atlantic City Airshow fans are watching preliminary weather forecasts that call for rain to fall across much of South Jersey on Tuesday, Aug. 12 and Wednesday, Aug. 13./submitted Meteorologists and hundreds of thousands of Atlantic City Airshow fans are watching preliminary weather forecasts that call for rain to fall across much of South Jersey Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 12 and 13.

The 12th annual Thunder Over the Boardwalk is scheduled to begin 11:30 a.m. Wednesday over the Atlantic City boardwalk. The five-hour program includes military, commercial and historic planes and jets, along with helicopter and parachute demonstrations. They will fly within a few hundred feet of the Atlantic Ocean along several miles of the Atlantic City boardwalk.

Practice runs are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

 Could rain fall again on Atlantic City?

The Candian weather forecasting model indicates rain will move through South Jersey on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 12-13 and could dempen the 2014 Atlantic City Airshow./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com The Candian weather forecasting model indicates rain will move through South Jersey on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 12-13 and could dempen the 2014 Atlantic City Airshow./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com However, for the second time in a week, rain could dampen the hopes of Atlantic City tourism officials and their efforts to offset the negative images created by the planned closing of the Revel and Showboat Casinos.

Last week, the Lady Antebellum beach concert went on as scheduled, beginning only a few hours after the last rain of a two-day system moved through the area.

What weather models indicate for the air show

According to the Friday, Aug. 8 model runs, the European, Global Forecast System and Canadian weather models are forecasting rain Tuesday and Wednesday for the Middle Atlantic States and South Jersey.

The GFS and Euro indicate a coastal low along with a low pressure system moving from the west. Moisture from the two systems would fall on both days.

Rain associated with two low pressure systems could combine to make for a rain going for people attending the 2014 Atlantic City Airshow on Aug. 13./NWS Rain associated with two low pressure systems could combine to make for a rain going for people attending the 2014 Atlantic City Airshow on Aug. 13./NWS The GFS tends to move the rain out of South Jersey by Wednesday morning.

However, the Canadian weather model continues to keep a chance for rain in the area through Wednesday.

Officially, the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center is forecasting a 40 percent chance of rain or thunderstorms from Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday.

Remember, things change and there is always a reason why they play the game. Look for 2014 Atlantic City Airshow weather updates through the weekend.

What about the weekend?

Before midweek rain, South Jersey gets a chance to enjoy a wonderful sunny weekend.

2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season update

There is plenty of good news for coastal residents according the Climate Prediction Center’s new hurricane forecast.

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