The Daily Weather Update from FOX Weather: Wet weekend expected for much of I-95 corridor

Start your day with the latest weather news – A low-pressure system moving north along the East Coast will be followed by a cold front this weekend, making for less-than-ideal beach weather.

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Beach plans rained out up and down East Coast

A strong coastal low that brought flooding rain to parts of North Carolina on Friday will move north along the coasts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Saturday, bringing soaking rains to coastal locales. Rip currents are a concern for anyone headed to the beaches. That will be followed by a cold front Sunday that will create showers and storms throughout the day.

A coastal low will move along the East Coast this weekend.
(FOX Weather)


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