Another Soaker - Flood Watch Posted
Posted by Chris Lambert
Scattered showers roll in early this evening, only to become a steadier and heavier rain overnight. The heaviest rain and thunder roars from 9:00PM-4:00AM. During that time, localized street flooding and flooding of poor drainage areas become a concern. Many towns pick up about 1" of water tonight.
By the morning commute, we'll have big puddles, but the showers are more hit or miss again. That'll be the theme through the day, although a higher threat of more downpours and storms arrive mid to late afternoon and linger into the early evening. When it's all said and done, most towns measure between 1-2"+ of rain from the event (tonight-tomorrow night).
Typically, 1-2" of rain is not much of an issue, but since we just received 3-5" of rain, small streams and smaller rivers may swell past their banks tomorrow and tomorrow evening. Minor river and stream flooding is possible, but major issues are not expected. Temps tomorrow are tricky in the afternoon with highs ranging from the low 60s along and north of Route 2 to the low to mid 70s south of the Pike.
The pattern favors an active and relatively cool several days ahead. A few showers linger Wednesday, but it's not a washout. Thursday starts with some sun and is mostly dry, but more rain may work in overnight and through the first half of Friday.
Once we shake off Friday's rain... nice weather builds back in for dad over the weekend with highs near 70 on Saturday, and mid to upper 70s on Sunday. Low humidity too!