Flooding Threat in the Northeast
Heavy rain has been producing flooding in Plains this week. Finally drier weather has moved into the middle sections of the nation, so the risk of flash flooding has diminished. The threat for heavy rain has moved further east, from the eastern Ohio Valley to the Jersey Shore. Flash Flood Watches are in effect for parts of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey.
A strong low pressure center will slowly move east today (Thursday), creating numerous thunderstorms along a warm front from Ohio into the Middle Atlantic. Slow moving storms may produce flooding.
With soils already saturated, flooding is possible as thunderstorms move through the region today (Thursday). More storms will develop through the southern Plains and Ohio Valley Friday and Saturday. This will keep the threat for flooding in in the forecast into this weekend.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels