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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

3 Storms On The Way, Mostly Rain!

Three storms are on the way...
1) Thursday night-Friday
2) Saturday night-Sunday
3) Monday

2"-3" of rainfall is possible during that time frame. There could also be some melting of the snow and ice already on the ground. Poor drainage flooding, ponding of roads could be an issue. So now would be a good time to do some pre storm maintenance. Make sure the gutters around your home are clear and storm drains are free of ice/snow blockage. I do not anticipate any river flooding at this time (for Friday) but we'll have to revisit the possibility on Monday.

Forecast Discussion: After a cold but sunny start, clouds will increase during the afternoon on Thursday as high pressure moves offshore. Although the day will be dry, a storm will move in Thursday night bringing a mix of rain/snow/sleet. Although there could be some slippery spots, we are not expecting plowable snow. Any areas of mixed precipitation will change to rain on Friday, coming down heavy at times. Poor drainage flooding could be an issue. Precipitation will briefly change back to a wintry mix before ending Friday night.

Saturday is partly cloudy, cold and windy. Low to mid 30s.

Sunday could be the best chance we have at seeing an inch or two of accumulating snow.

Monday looks like wind driven rain with temperatures that could pop up into the low 50s! BIG melting day. I'll keep you posted.

Meanwhile, I am heading to a wedding in South Beach this weekend where temps will be near 80 degrees. WOO HOO! But I'll probably be nervous about the weather around here the entire time. I'm serious. I fly back early Monday afternoon...I hope there are no issues to cause flight delays (wind). I need to be on the air by 4 PM. EEEK! Cross your fingers for me.


Kevin said...

Have a safe flight Rachel and keep your fingers crossed for is we don't have any serious flooding. Please bring back the 80 degree weather if possible please. I myself was suppose to be in West Palm Beach for 2 weeks but I had to cancel. You're a great meterologist on FOX CT. I always watch FOX CT before I head off to bed at night.

Dresden said...

Rain? Blah