Pinpoint Weather: Rain returns to the region, localized flooding possible Friday

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Cloudy and gray conditions are the order of the day ahead of what is expected to be very wet period of time, Friday through Saturday. 

Rain will be robust at times and may lead to localized flooding, especially in urban areas where leaves this time of year often clog storm drains. The amount of rain will be in the 1 – 2” range, so travel will be compromised a bit with ponding on roadways and possible reduced visibility.

The cause for all the rain is an area of low pressure to our west that will tap into moisture from the Gulf of Mexico and later the western Atlantic and migrate that to the Commonwealth. There will be periods of heavy rain and pockets of fog through late Friday.  The rain showers will taper off late Friday, but linger through the early parts of Saturday as light rain and drizzle. Not much in the way of sunshine is expected for a while.  Temperature readings will be in the middle to low 60s east of the Foothills, and in the 50s at higher elevated locations.

Sunday looks to be the beginning of the dry out, with breezy to brisk winds from the north and west.  Variably cloudy skies are expected and temperatures will be a few degrees below normal, in the low 60s to upper 50s.

Monday through the middle of the work week looks to maintain the dry conditions. Rain is not anticipated until at least Thursday. There may be a couple of snowflakes mixed in with the rain at higher elevations, but nothing is expected to accumulate at this time.

As for Halloween, look for some ghoulishly cool temperatures in the late afternoon and evening time frame.  Might need to put a layer of warmer clothing under your child’s costume to keep them warm. Otherwise, the weather will cooperate nicely this Sunday.

Stay Safe,
John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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