Flooding and severe storms likely

Good Friday to one and all. Our major storm system is already bringing heavy rain to part of the region and that’s only going to increase through Saturday. This will bring a very high flood threat to the region. In addition to that

As expected, a Flash Flood Watch is now out for much of the region through Saturday night:

Flood Warnings continue for many of the rivers across the state:

My rainfall forecast has not changed with a general 1″-4″ showing up across the state:

The new European Model agrees with my area of heaviest rain potential:

This would be enough to cause significant flooding and flash flooding issues.

The severe weather aspect of this system is also going to show up later Saturday into Saturday evening. Damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes will be possible. Here’s the current outlook from the SPC:

In addition to severe storms, high winds will be a be a big factor and could reach 50-60mph at times. With a wet ground, trees may be uprooted.

We need a colder pattern to take home and that looks to happen later next week and into early March:

Here are your radars to track the rounds of heavy rain on the increase:

Have a good one and take care.

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