Down the Drains
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Weekend forecast may be spiraling downward, but the wet weather will correct a few issues:
pollen will be washed out of the air
you'll get to catch up on sleep
won't have to worry about watering you lawn/garden
and (insert glass-half-full-anecdote here)
Anyway, this isn't a run-of-the-mill weather system we're talking about here. We have a serious rainstorm heading our way - one that we'd typically see in March or April. With the potential for 1-3 inches of rain this weekend, you may be thinking we're going to be underwater around here, but I have two comments on that: it's been dry, so we should be able to handle it AND it could be worse...much worse. Parts of Southern and Central Maine may see 6-8 inches of water!
I'm not one to wish ill-will on anyone, but I'm also wiping my brow and whispering, "glad it's not us". Unfortunately, this is a scene that's been played out many times in the last decade: wet storm stalls; someone gets hammered.
Sunday will feature SLIGHT improvement. Should dry out for a few hours in the morning, before the LIGHT showers return in the afternoon. All in all not the best of weekends.
I will tell you - on this day of remembrance of the June 1st tornado outbreak - this pattern has shades of the summer of 2009: wet, cool winds off the water, stalled storms, torrential rain, some flooding...BUT I don't see this pattern holding for the next week to ten days. In fact, it may loosen up by the end of next week.
We'll see how it plays out.