Pinpoint Weather: Strong storms into the night, drying and cooler Thursday

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There will be a good deal of rain today and through the evening as a cold front approaches and passes the area late in the day and into the night.

Storms are expected to add to the already saturated soils, flooding will be a concern today.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed the region in the Marginal Risk for severe storms today with the main issue being gusty winds. The potential for an isolated tornado is there, but the chance is very low, but not zero so we need to maintain a watchful eye on the line of storms. My main concern will be the rain and the wind.

The rain is expected to be heavy at times and will be falling on saturated soils. The National Weather Service has the area under a Flash Flood Watch through tonight as any rain that does arrive will run off quickly and lead to flooding.

Never drive through a flooded-out road, turn around…don’t drown.

The rainfall amounts have been very impressive thus far with 3 – 6″ of rain in a number of areas. The rain will be robust and there will be some gusty winds associated with the line so there may also be some power outages as the trees may fall onto power lines.

The rain and storms will end near midnight but the winds will continue and the flooding issues will also linger. Streams and creeks are expected to be at bank-full through at least the early part of Thursday.

Remember, if you’re driving and you come across a flooded roadway, Turn Around…Don’t Drown!

Once the storms exit the region, we are looking at a dry and cool pattern ahead. Highs will be in the 70s the rest of the week and lows will be in the 40s until the weekend.

Happy Fall as today is the first day of Autumn, 2021.

Stay Safe,

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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