From snow to rain, New England is set to get a lot of rainfall less than a week after getting a lot of snowfall. An excessive amount of rain may fall in areas to cause brief flooding. Flood alerts have been issued for 11 states for the potential of high water and its associated impacts. As it stands right now it appears most locations will get between one and three inches of rainfall from Wednesday night through Thursday night, the heaviest being on Thursday morning through Thursday evening. Locations that will likely get the most rainfall will be right along the coast, with another maximum closer to the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Valley. Let’s take a look at some of our weather models below.
Flood watch in effect from Thursday through Friday night (as of 4/5/17). A flood watch means there is the *potential* for flooding and you should avoid high water areas.
When we talk about heavy rainfall coming in and flood alerts are issued, you want to remember a few things. A flood watch means there is potential for flooding and you want to be prepared and aware of the potential hazards. A flood advisory means flooding has been observed or is about to happen, but on a more minor scale. A flood warning means flooding has occurred or is about to occur and you want to avoid flooded areas. A flash flood warning is the most serious, meaning life-threatening rain has fallen where water may rise very quickly without much warning. The bottom line is to use good judgment! Stay with WeatherNation and/or local affiliates and government agencies for the very latest.