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Flooding Risk Continues for the Northeast

30 Oct 2021, 8:55 pm

A cut off upper low will meander through the Appalachians Sunday, keeping much of the northeastern part of the country pretty cloudy, cool, and unsettled. Numerous roads were flooded this week with strong onshore winds, steady rain, and higher-than-average water levels along the coast.

Recap

Coastal Flood Alerts are still in place today for highlighted areas, but inundation amounts should be lower as the tide recedes. Darker green colors indicate higher potential of roads being covered by tidal flooding today and tonight.

This is the same system that has caused severe weather the last few days. You can read more about that threat here.

Forecast

Heavier rain will continue Saturday evening for coastal New England as favorable Atlantic moisture combines with the occluded front, in addition to the severe threat. This system will finally begin to be pulled to the north by the upper level winds as it reconnects with the jet stream later tonight. Unsettled weather will still be possible around the low in the northeast and especially New England into early Sunday morning.

By daybreak Sunday, the heaviest rain will be located over Maine, with lighter showers wrapping up on the back side of the low in eastern New York state and Vermont.

The rain should be completely gone by Sunday afternoon as the low lifts into Canada. Good news for trick-or-treaters! A lingering shower will still be possible closer to the US/Canada border, though.

Rainfall

Flooding will be possible in spots across the Northeast through the weekend, especially for darker green shaded areas.

1-3″ of rain will be possible in spots by late Sunday with locally higher totals possible. Flooding will be most likely in areas with the highest rain totals or spots that tend to be overwhelmed quickly with rounds of heavy rain.

For an up-to-date forecast in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, tune into Eastern Regional Forecast at :10 past each hour!

About the author
Erik Kostrzewa was born and raised in the state of Michigan; spending much of his life in the suburbs of Detroit. Erik attended the University of Michigan and earned a Bachelor’s Degr... Load Moreee in Earth Systems Science and Engineering with a concentration in Meteorology. His first on-air job was straight out of college in Lansing, Michigan at WLNS-TV. After a few years, he moved an hour west to Grand Rapids to continue his career at FOX17 news. While in the heart of the lower peninsula, Erik covered a wide variety of challenging weather from lake-effect snow to derechos. Erik definitely has an interesting last name which comes from his Polish descent. If you are wondering how it is pronounced, the easiest way to say it is “Ka-Stree-Va”. Erik is thrilled to forecast on a national scale at WeatherNation and experience an even wider range of weather in Colorado! He is also looking forward to experiencing his first 14er on one of the many mountains in the state. Follow Erik on Twitter and Facebook!

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