Friday Discussion : Soggy Start to the Weekend

It may feel like snow outside… but it will be RAIN that will be moving into our region on this Friday the 13th. The futurecast radar loop tells the story…
Futurecast Radar : 1pm Friday – 7am Sunday
A large area of low pressure in the SE will move up the east coast, but track pretty far inland. That storm track, combined with the fact that cold air is escaping to Canada, and the remaining air mass is mild… when the precipitation begins to fall Friday afternoon, it will be as rain.
-12pm – 4pm : showers develop in HV
-4pm – overnight : soaking rain, heavy at times
-Saturday : Periods of rain showers, possible T-Storm late day
-Saturday night : gradual improvements & colder
You can see on the graphic, that the only snow with this system will be in western PA, NY and Canada. While it won’t be warm… it will be warm enough for rain. Temps generally in the high 30s on Friday… will climb into the 40s tonight, and possibly into the 50s on Saturday.  In terms of rainfall totals… it could be well over 1″ in some areas, depending on how the banding of rain sets up…
Total Rainfall through Sunday AM

So make sure you have the rain gear handy for the next 48 hours… as we track another storm, in what has been a rather stormy December so far. TGIF, and hope everyone has a great afternoon!

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