** Flood Watch Remains in Effect **
What to expect this afternoon?
– Periods of rain, heavy at times
– Ponding of water on roadways, slick travel
– reduced visibility due to rain and fog
– record warmth .. .temps high 50s & low 60s
A glance at the radar loop, and you can see that the fire hose is pointing right at the Hudson Valley as we head into the afternoon. A steady stream of moisture extends southwest, toward Philadelphia and beyond. This band of rain is likely to track over the same area for the next few hours. Pin pointing the location of these heavier bands of precipitation is the key to forecasting any storm, and unfortunately it’s the most difficult thing to do. That’s why the flood watch is in effect, because someone is likely to see upwards of 2 inches of rainfall from this system… and it’s looking increasingly likely that the Hudson Valley may be the focal point of the heaviest rain.
When we factor in the frozen bodies of water, and the potential for ice jams… flooding and standing water will become an increasing concern as we approach sunset. Be sure to be alert to your surroundings as you travel today, and watch out for standing water on roadways.