September 29, 2010 - Heavy Rain On The Way

By: Mallory Brooke
By: Mallory Brooke

Rain is on the way - but in buckets. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the entire Valley ahead of our next system that has tropical ties. Read all about it in today's blog.

We wished for rain - and here it is! We received just over an inch of rain from Sunday through Tuesday, but we may quadruple that by the time we get to Friday.

A stalled boundary off the eastern seaboard has kept rain along the coast for days now, but Tropical Depression 16 is going to get wrapped up in it. The plume of moisture from the Caribbean can already be seen on the water vapor imagery (how much water vapor is in the air) and on the radar. TD 16 will likely lose tropical characteristics after landfall and simply bring gusty, heavy rain showers to the Valley Wednesday night into Thursday afternoon.

The heaviest rain can be expected during the wee hours of Thursday morning through lunch time. This is when we would any flash flooding, if it does occur. Remember, do not drive through flooded roads. "Turn Around, Don't Down".

After the low pressure system moves through, a cold front crosses the Valley Friday bringing much cooler weather to the Valley for this weekend. Saturday looks to be a perfect fall-like day with sunshine and temperatures in the mid 60's as highs. Remember that fall foliage peaks within the next 2 weeks, so make sure to get out and enjoy nature while it's nice outside!

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