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Stubborn Trough Continues Flooding Threat for Eastern U.S. Through the Weekend


Flash flood watches are in effect through Friday in some locations in the Northeast where the heaviest rain is expected. 2-4 inches of rain will be possible in a short period of time in this region.


Friday morning will continue to see more of the same, heavy rain along the front, with isolated severe storms possible.

Friday afternoon will see storms become more invigorated due to increasing daytime heating ahead of the front. Coastal Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Maine will be the main regions to watch.

Be sure to heed any flash flood warnings and don’t drive through flooded roadways!

Rainfall Potential

Rain totals are expected to range between 1-3 inches through Saturday morning. The following graphic shows precipitation through the end of the weekend which includes an additional 1-3 inches of rain for coastal Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and a large portion of Maine on Sunday.

We’ll be following this heavy rain threat and the associated severe weather threat with this fall front through the day on WeatherNation. Your Eastern regional forecast headlines from north to south comes up every hour at :10 past.

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Rob grew up in South Florida, where daily afternoon storms and hurricanes piqued his interest in meteorology early on. That interest was fostered by his teachers and his father, who one time brought him onto the roof of their home to watch a funnel cloud move through the Everglades several miles away. ... Load MoreYears of filmmaking and tv production in high school gradually pushed him toward broadcast meteorology at Florida State University, where he joined and eventually led the student run daily weather show. After graduating with a Bachelors of Science in Meteorology, he began his career at KESQ in Palm Springs, California before heading to KFSN in Fresno and WLOS in Asheville, North Carolina. He has covered a diverse array of extreme weather events, including haboobs and flash flooding in the desert, extreme snow in the Sierra, hurricanes, and Appalachian ice storms. He also enjoys telling stories and reporting about weather issues.