Rain lingers overnight along with flooding concerns

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Flooding concerns into the night

Heavy rain lingers in the Commonwealth overnight and flooding is a concern as we move forward through the rest of the week.  The ground has been saturated by several days of heavy rain and any more added to the equation will quickly run off and generate some fast-moving water flows… Flash Flooding.  The National Weather Service has placed most of the region under a Flash Flood Watch through at least Wednesday morning. Be on your guard this week as the water may rise quickly as the storms will be releasing a good deal of water. If you live near waterways or low-lying regions or especially if you live in hilly terrain, take the appropriate precautions.

There is also a good chance that these storms will provide gusty winds that may reach severe levels, over 58 mph, so there is a chance that some trees may be pushed over as the root systems have been weakened by all the rain. There may also be some pockets of fog developing overnight and in the morning in our favored locations…areas near water and low-lying regions, basically the same locations that are vulnerable to flooding.

Wednesday will also be a day of rain and storms.  Possibly not as widespread as Tuesday but still on the table.  It won’t take much to get us to the tipping point on Wednesday so stay alert once again.

Thursday may be the last day in the string of strong storms and severe weather but it may also be the most intense.  I am not convinced yet, but there is a better chance for the storms on Thursday to get severe and produce more damaging winds than any other daily event.  I will be monitoring the storms carefully on that day and of course ahead of time to see if the forecast gives me any more clues. 

Friday looks to be quiet, and the weekend will be speckled with some storms, but not overrun.

John Carroll
Chief Meteorologist

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Weather Nugget:

The summer solstice is on June 21st at 11:54 am.  That is when the direct rays of the sun are over the Tropic of Cancer.  This is the day with the most amount of daylight (described as the longest day of the year even though there are still only 24 hours in each day).

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