Weather: More rain and warmth bring renewed flood risk

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Rainfall through Easter Sunday

Good morning! Happy Friday!

Additional warmth and snowmelt above 2000′, along with 1-2″ of rain late Friday into Saturday has prompted the second Flood Watch of the week. 

Friday, some morning sunshine, along with a brisk southerly wind of 10-20 mph will help push mild morning lows in the mid 40s to near 60 degrees, up to around 70 degrees, if not warmer by midday. This afternoon, a cold front approaches from the northwest, bringing increasing clouds and several waves of convective showers overnight. Rain will be heavy at times, with downpours perhaps accompanied by a few rumbles of thunder. The temp drops back off into the 40s and 50s by daybreak Saturday.

As showers gradually diminish during the day tomorrow, the temp rebounds into the 60s and rivers begin to swell. Flash flooding is possible along smaller creeks and streams, with rivers cresting (many in flood stage) by the evening or early Sunday. Minor to moderate flooding is imminent along many regional rivers, with major flood stage possible. In total, another approximately 1-2″ of rain falls. That combined with continued snow melt out of the mountains above 2000′ should have residents in flood-prone locations on high-alert. Low to mid 60s Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, a dry slot works in, especially across New York and western Vermont. Some sunshine is possible here, but I would not be surprised by an isolated shower or downpour on occasion. Clouds linger in eastern Vermont and New Hampshire. Low to mid 60s. Light south wind.

Have a wonderful day and an even better weekend! Stay safe!

-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault

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