Henri Low Pulls Out Today Flash Flood Watch
Strong Thunderstorm Risk Later Today
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Henri Low Pulls Out Today Flash Flood Watch Strong Thunderstorm Risk Later Today
The unusual trip of the remnant Henri low continues today as the low center sits over the Catskills. Rain has been relentless in Northern Pennsylvania and in the northern half of New Jersey. Flash Flood Watches continue today as we wait for Henri to finally pull away to the northeast which it will do so later today.
An additional 1 to 2 inches of rain are forecast in some areas today on top of the 6 to 8 inches that has fallen already. We are seeing minor to moderate river flooding in parts of New Jersey and that will continue today. The satellite shows the remnant low of Henri producing clouds. This is combined with the upper air low that it has merged with Henri. Fortunately a kicker system is coming to push this out to the east so just one more day of dealing with this and then weather conditions genuinely improve.
The radar echoes continue to rotate counter clockwise and patches of light to moderate rain are rotating around the low center. Later today as the low gets kicked out to the east we have an unstable atmosphere and that could create an environment for scattered strong thunderstorms this afternoon.
Once the low exits to the east and moves into Eastern New England we can start to dry out. It will be a warm very humid day with highs reaching into the 80s. The rest of this week is going to be typical of the last days of August. We will likely have to wait until next week for some genuine relief from humidity.
That cold front that you see Thursday morning approaching will barely make it and stall out at the end of the week. It doesn’t appear that this front is going to do very much other than clouds and impact temperatures by a few degrees. Tuesday through Thursday will be very warm and humid with highs in the 80s and the chance for a scattered shower or thunderstorm. Friday look for clouds and temperatures in the upper 70s north of the frontal boundary and 80s to the south. No tropical storms or hurricanes lie ahead.
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