Flooding Threat in the Northeast with Heavy Rain Ahead
The weekend will start with wet weather in portions of the Northeast as waves of showers and thunderstorms move through the area. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Upstate New York from this afternoon into Saturday evening.
Daily (24 hr) rainfall records set at Burlington, VT (1.79") and Massena, NY (1.90") yesterday. Old Burlington record was an oldie – 1922.
— NWS Burlington (@NWSBurlington) June 30, 2017
Rainfall totals may climb above 3″ in some area as a series of fronts push across the region. This will fall on top of heavy rainfall yesterday that over-saturated the ground and led to rapid rises of creeks and smaller rivers. A warm front will continue to push northward this afternoon, bringing the first rounds of rain.
A low pressure center and cold front will move across the Northeast Saturday. This will bring in another round of rainfall, which could be heavy at times. Showers and thunderstorms will diminish Saturday night as the front moves east into Canada and the Atlantic Ocean.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels