•Flood Watches, Flood Warnings and Flood Advisories in effect for the region, see the weather alerts on the website for details
•Many reports of flooding across the region today
•Areas of dense fog overnight with reduced visibilities.
•Heaviest rain is pulling east out of the region, clearing will occur overnight into tomorrow morning
•Few days to thaw out and dry out before we are looking at the next storm
•Potential return to a snowier and colder pattern looms in the long range
Heavy rain will slowly depart the region during the overnight, leaving clearing skies in its wake for tomorrow. We have been on quite the roller coaster over this last week, sub zero temps, snow, freezing rain, temps back into the 50’s with thunderstorms and flooding and back down to sub freezing temps, with another bout of snow, and again back to the 50’s with heavy rain and thunder. Unfortunately it does not appear the weather will stabilize very much next week, we look to start out mild and calm for the beginning of the week, but the middle and late part of the week into next week may mark a return to stormy weather, and possibly a return to a cold and snowier pattern as well. Some indicators in the long range suggest that the pattern may be returning to one that will potentially support another stretch of cold and snow for the region. As you know the long range becomes very difficult to forecast outside of 3-5 days, all you can do is watch the trends and also look at some of the indicators to form an idea of what may occur. All of these things are definitely starting to paint a stormy and colder picture for the second half of the month. This may certainly spell trouble, seeing how so many schools across the region have already exhausted their allotted snow days. Winter may have much more in store for us in the coming weeks once we get through this brief thaw. Tomorrow night we will have a detailed update on some of the long range possibilities. Don’t forget to check out the five day forecast for a glimpse into the weather for next week.