Blog: Heavy Rain Continues. Some Flooding Possible.

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We have had wet weather over the last 48 hours for most of the region.  It looks like we will stay wet through the next few days. 

I talked about this last week.  The weather pattern was expected to be conducive to heavy rain at times for a few days in a row.  Here’s the latest weather pattern.  An upper level trough (big dip in the jetstream) has dropped-in, and it has stalled out just to our west.  meanwhile a stationary front at the surface sits right over our region. 

There is a deep layer of moisture running right up along the east coast.  These 3 factors have combined to produce a lot of wet weather.  Around 7am this morning I showed the 48 hour rain totals.  Here is that list:

More heavy rain was falling this morning.  We’ll have on and off rain showers through the day.  Rain may be heavy at times.  Highs will be in the low 80s, but it will be humid. We’ll have a southeast breeze picking up at 10-15mph with gusts to 25mph. 

The rain may break for a while in the late afternoon-early evening.  However, rain showers will move back in by tonight.  They will be on and off through all day Tuesday.

The rain may add up to 1.5 – 3″.  This could easily cause localized flooding.  It’s good that some areas that needed rain will get it.  However, it’s becoming a “Careful what you wish for.” type scenario.  Because this weather pattern may continue until Wednesday.  Finally, by Thursday the upper level low should break down.  (Hopefully).  There will still be scattered showers and storms in the area through Friday, but hopefully it won’t be much.  A few showers and storms may continue into next weekend.  That’s a bit far out though.  I’ll have updates on it coming up tomorrow.

Meteorologist: Jeremy Wheeler

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