Heavy rain likely this weekend

Good Friday, everyone. Hurricane Delta is punishing Louisiana today and will steadily roll our way from there. This brings rounds of heavy rain into the region for the weekend, potentially leading to some issues.

Let’s start with the current satellite shot of this powerful storm…

Here’s all the current information on the storm from the National Hurricane Center…

Here’s a breakdown of how the weekend may play out:

  • A few showers arrive tonight and into Saturday. This isn’t going to be wall to wall rainfall during this time, so you can get some outdoor activities in. You just have to pick and choose your battles.
  • The farther north you live, the better the chance for more dry time on Saturday.
  • The best opportunity for heavy rain rolls in here Saturday night and Sunday. A swath of 1″-3″ of rain will show up and there’s the chance for locally higher amounts. Pinpointing the area of highest totals is still a work in progress. Here’s my current thinking:

I will be updating that throughout the day as the exact inland track continues to show itself.

The computer models are starting to give us more consistency than the past few days. Here’s a preview:

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SHORT RANGE CANADIAN

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Local high water issues will be possible, especially Saturday night and Sunday. Winds will be gusty, but it doesn’t look like anything crazy.

A fall front follows this up Monday night and early Tuesday. This will bring a line of showers and storms across the region as chilly air returns. A much deeper trough arrives by next weekend as the overall pattern across North America takes on much more of a winter season look.

Have a good one and take care.

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