The latest tropical development will have no direct impact on the weather along the Eastern Seaboard. That is a good thing given all the rain that has just fallen. Since the later days of September, much of the mid-Atlantic and New England has become waterlogged, and another big storm would create a very bad flood situation.

This is not going to happen, though. The rainstorm that has been around for so long will be pulling away Thursday, and like I said, the disturbance currently in the tropics is no threat to us.

I should add that the dry air mass coming in behind the departing storm is going to provide the Ohio Valley region and mid-Atlantic States with some very nice weather beginning Thursday.

Story by Senior Meteorologist John Kocet.