The storm we’ve been plotting all week has finally made it to the East Coast and it is undergoing strengthening just south of New England. The result…another soaking rain event elevating the flood concerns as we head into the weekend. Rain will remain steady through the night and through tomorrow morning’s commute before tapering off midday…in the end we are looking at an additional 1-2″. Temporary street and stream flooding will occur in the usual spots. The larger rivers are already swollen from recent rains so a few may rise into minor flood stage before receding over the weekend.
The storm will drift away tomorrow afternoon and drier air will work in from the west. This will create a few sunny breaks which may destabilize the atmosphere a bit and lead to one final shower or downpour tomorrow evening with a fading coldfront.
The coldfront will fizzle away tomorrow night and high pressure will rush in behind it. This sets the stage for a stunning Saturday loaded with sunshine and warm temps close to 80 degrees! Saturday will also be the pick of the weekend…as the high slides offshore on Father’s Day, sunshine will fade behind some cloud cover in the afternoon. Temps will still be warm up near 80 but the clouds may get a bit threatening late in the day with a couple of showers approaching by sunset. My feeling right now is that most will stay dry and rain-free but this system will need to watched closely because if it speeds up more numerous showers will be around in the afternoon.