We maintain the persistent pattern of rainy and stormy conditions as we head into the weekend. The steady diet of afternoon storms will be supplemented by some showers and storms overnight into Saturday as the region deals with yet another impulse that will push in from the west.
Flooding issues have been on the minds of many in the meteorological community this week and I do believe we are close to the tipping point in some areas.
Although the showers and storms have been dropping a lot of rain over specific areas, it has not been the same area each day, helping to reduce the flooding risk. By now, most areas have seen at least some rain, so any more may be just enough to have the soil reach saturation quickly and runoff will occur faster.
Minor flooding of creeks and streams in areas that do get the rain tonight and Saturday is a good possibility, especially north of 64.
The Storm Prediction Center has all of our viewing area under the Marginal Risk for Severe Storms Saturday with gusty winds the main issue.
The showers and storms will linger into Sunday morning then taper off to limited rain showers in the afternoon. Highs on Sunday will be in the middle to upper 70s as the region finally cools a bit.
Monday will be a dry and warm day with highs in the middle 80s followed by a very hot day on Tuesday as the mercury reaches the low 90s once again.
Stay safe this weekend and keep an eye on any rising water in your neighborhood. If you live in the mountains, you know it doesn’t have to be raining where you are to get the water flowing quickly to your location from a higher elevated area.