Thursday, June 06, 2013

June 7th, 2013 Forecast

If you haven't heard, it's going to rain tomorrow.  A lot.  Tropical Storm Andrea, or the remnants of, will begin to interact with a passing frontal system to really give us 24-36 hours of solid rainfall.  Generally, 1 to 3 inches can be expected, with the heaviest just to the west of the I-95 corridor.  The National Weather Service has placed most of the area under a Flash Flood Watch.  Minor flooding is expected on the smaller streams and creeks and in poor drainage areas.

Showers will overtake the region and by 7pm, most of the region should see some rain falling.  Showers will become heavier overnight, with the possibility of a thunderstorm or two.  Lows will fall into the lower to mid-60's.  Winds will be from the east at 5 to 10 mph.  Tomorrow is when a bulk of the moisture can be expected.  Heavy, torrential rains of up to 2-inches per hour are possible.  Embedded thunderstorm are also possible.  As mentioned before, one to three inches are expected over the region, with the higher amounts along and west of the I-95 corridor.  Highs in the metro and to the south and east in the mid-70's and to the north and west in to lower 70's.  Although this is a tropical system, tidal flooding and winds won't seem to be an issue.  The remnants of Andrea will just be a rain maker.

Saturday might also see some showers, but certainly not as intense as tomorrows rains.  Highs will jump into the upper 70's.  Skies will start to clear by Saturday evening with lows in the mid-60's.  Sunday looks like a great day, partly sunny skies and highs in the mid-80's.  Some isolated showers are possible overnight Sunday into Monday.  Monday will see more clouds and a chance of showers and thunderstorms, with highs in the lower to mid-80's.  For Tuesday, more isolated showers or thunderstorms are possible, but otherwise partly sunny skies.  High temperatures Tuesday will be in the lower 80's.  Wednesday and Thursday look very similar, with highs around 80-degrees and partly sunny skies.