Flash Flood Threat Rain Weekend Next Week 2 to 4 Inches Possible
Flash Flood Threat Rain Weekend Next Week
2 to 4 Inches Possible
The weekend is almost here and unfortunately so is the next round of rains that will begin later tonight and continue on and off right through Tuesday of next week. This could be a flash flood issues for some areas as weather models are all very bullish regarding rain amounts. Cumulatively 2 to 4 inches of rain is possible for the 4 day period from Saturday through Tuesday. More on this a bit later. In the meantime we have another summer day here to finish off the week. We should have plenty of sunshine this morning with some clouds developing this afternoon. Pop up downpours are possible north and west of the coast this evening as a frontal boundary begins to set up over us. Temperatures today will be very warm to hot with highs in the 80s to near 90. Humidity levels will be moderate today much like they were yesterday but they will be on the way up tonight as the atmosphere begins to draw in moisture from the ocean.
There shouldn’t be much on the radar into this afternoon at least. The sea breeze will struggle today except along the immediate coast where it should come in during the afternoon. Then tonight it clouds up and look for some downpours to develop during the early morning hours.
The way it will work is that the downpours will come in waves. There will be dry stretches in between and it is tough to say who gets what when and where until we actually see where they form on the radars. It is fair to say that the risk of rain will be there through next Tuesday. For Saturday the risk for downpours will be from Central New Jersey northward during the first half of the day and then spread to South Jersey during the afternoon and evening. Sunday is a bit trickier as a wave develops to our south and that could mean more downpours southern half of New Jersey and less Northern New Jersey to Long Island and Southern New England. Monday and Tuesday I think everyone will be at risk for downpours and thunderstorms especially Monday afternoon and evening with the upper low and trough very close to us.
This should move out of the way by Wednesday but there will be issues for the rest of next week with regards to the threat for downpours as well as high humidity and in general #badhairweather which has become a signature of the last several weeks.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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