Thursday, December 22, 2011
Tonight's Rains Shouldn't Flood
Temperatures, as you can tell today, have been quite mild. They will cool tonight as cooler air tries to filter in during the storm. However, a changeover of rain to snow is not expected in much of the region. A few back-edge flakes of snow can't be ruled out in the Poconos or in Central Pennsylvania (along Blue Mountain) but in our region, it's gon' rain tonight. The "twin tiers" of Pennsylvania and New York will see a changeover from rain to snow, especially on the higher peaks, but not until the latter portions of the event (see the NAM depiction as an example).
The quick hitting inch of rain won't cause flooding problems tonight but will make for a soggy late night around the region -- some of the usual suspect streams might get a bit on the "fuller" side but the region should weather this event relatively well.
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