Rivers to Watch
Shawsheen at Wilmington
This river is expected to go above flood stage tomorrow and see moderate flooding by Tuesday. At this stage, 8 .2 feet…
FLOODING WILL AFFECT LOW LYING NEIGHBORHOODS FROM WILMINGTON THROUGH TEWKSBURY TO LAWRENCE. THIS INCLUDES A PORTION OF ROUTE 114 IN LAWRENCE. AREAS SUBJECT TO BASEMENT FLOODING SHOULD MOVE VALUABLES TO HIGHER GROUND.
Assabet at Maynard
The Assabet will likely go a foot above flood stage and stay just below the moderate flooding level
MINOR LOWLAND AND BACKYARD FLOODING IS LIKELY ALONG REACHES OF THE RIVER IN MAYNARD…CONCORD AS WELL AS HUDSON. SEVERAL RIVER ROADS MAY ALSO BECOME COVERED IN WATER.
Numerous other rivers and streams will see minor flooding…luckliy this storm will be quick moving and spare the region of any major flooding problems. The snow pack is still very much in place across central and Northern new England. The snow will absorb much of the rain..eventually refreeze again. But the amount of water in the snow depth is still a serious concern and will need to be watched carefully in the coming weeks ahead. Hard to image us getting out of this predicament unscathed.
Northern New England is a whole other ball game. Todays rain will be changing to snow in the far north with a mix of sleet and ice in the interior valleys. Where there is a change to snow…6-12+” Some ski areas will be reporting over a foot of new snow tomorrow. The freezing rain is more likely from Brattleboro and Springfield, VT to Lebanon and Meredith, NH to Farmington, Skowhegan Bangor Maine. Roads tomorrow morning across the north may be very hazardous for travel where we are having these ptype issues.
The storm will be quickly exiting Monday. A brief wintry mix change over is possible south before the precipitation shuts off. Temps will be falling through the day Monday. Temps will be below freezing by sunset.
High barometer cool air from Canada will make for a seasonal chilly midweek with sunshine…before our next system arrives to end the week. The pattern has slowed down some and a more complex look is in place. This will need a closer look which I will do tonight…for now…I need a nap!