Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Soaking Rain & Dropping Temperatures
Adding insult to injury is a soaking rain that's going to increase in coverage an intensity through the day. Rain stretches from our region back west and southwest to the Gulf Coast, much of it streaming northeast through the day today. It will increase in coverage and also intensity, becoming heavier at times later on, as Gulf moisture feeds into the developing low pressure center that rides northeast along the front. The "best" weather for today will likely be over the next couple of hours (before 7 or 8 AM), with weather trending downhill progressively through the day.
Computer model projections paint much of the region in a swath of receiving around two inches of rain between today and tonight, heaviest this afternoon and evening (those two inch amounts are in the orange shading below). Some three inch amounts can't be ruled out. Flooding is going to be an issue for the usual suspect streams and some of the lesser prone to flood streams as well considering we're picking up a lot of rain in a short amount of time and have saturated soils from our two inch rain event a couple of weeks ago. It also would not surprise if we get a line of broken thunderstorms to develop along the front to the southwest of the low pressure track late this afternoon and evening. This line, if it does develop, would impact Southern Delaware and Cape May County in New Jersey.
but our thoughts from last night still hold.