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New England Gets Record Rain, More on The Way

26 Oct 2017, 8:55 pm

Another round of heavy rain fell across New England Thursday, especially Maine. The Pine Tree State picked up as much as seven inches of rain in the past couple of days.

An unofficial tally of the accumulated rainfall in Caribou as of Thursday evening. Any additional rain from Thursday night gets added to the already record-setting rain.
As of Thursday evening, Caribou had already reached a record rainfall for the date. Any additional rainfall will be added to the final report by Friday morning.
It wasn’t only Maine getting record daily rainfall Thursday but other parts of New England had record rain for much of the week so far.

It was all due to a slow-moving low pressure system that took its time exiting New England. In fact, the final showers won’t wrap up until about 11 a.m. Friday. A dry afternoon Friday and most of Saturday will be welcomed, because more heavy rain will return as early as Saturday night and especially Sunday into Monday.

The forecast surface map and projected rainfall for Sunday, October 29. Areas in green show lighter rain, where red shows heavier rain. This is just one model but it shows the associated low pressure helping to give the Northeast heavy rain Sunday-Monday.

As much as three to five inches of rain may fall out of the next system to approach the Northeast. The timing is Saturday night through Monday night. Since there was just heavy rainfall in this area, it will make flooding more possible due to the saturated ground. We’ll update you on that story as it gets closer.

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier

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