UNPACK THE UMBRELLAS
The conference call took place at 2 P.M. today and Forecasters at the National Weather Service say we should expect heavy rainfall Tuesday morning and again Tuesday afternoon. “We expect the rain to begin in the area tonight and possibly become heavy in the morning. There is a chance for Thunder Storms activity late tonight and into tomorrow morning. Thunder Storm activity will be off and on again tomorrow and into tomorrow night.”
We should expect whatever snow is left on the ground to disappear over the next couple of days because of the rain that is heading into town. The water from the snow combined with the storms that will be in the area is expected to cause potential flood problems for our area. During the day tomorrow Forecasters should better be able to predict the amount of rain and the potential for flooding. The National Weather Service has already placed us under a FLOOD WATCH beginning at 2 A.M. Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon.
“For this time of the year, this is about as wet as we have ever recorded.” Officials said we will continue to be saturated until “things start growing this spring.”
THE NEXT 48 HOURS
Tonight: Periods of showers, mainly after midnight. Low around 36. East wind between 9 and 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Tuesday: Periods of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 8am. High near 48. South wind between 17 and 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Tuesday Night: Periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Low around 42. South wind between 11 and 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between one and two inches possible.
Wednesday: Periods of rain showers, mixing with snow after noon. High near 43. North wind between 9 and 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Wednesday Night: Rain and snow showers likely, becoming all snow after 11pm. Cloudy, with a low around 28. Breezy, with a north wind between 15 and 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
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