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Warm and Chances for Rain; River Flooding Continues

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Impacts

  • Low lying property and roads will have water from flooding.  For specific impact information, please see http://water.weather.gov/ahps for locations along area rivers.
  • Moderate rain rates could reduce visibility and create water ponding on roadways. Increased traffic and travel times also possible.

 

Forecast Confidence

  • Medium for rainfall
  • High for river flooding

Timing and Strength (See attached pdf for more information)

  • Today-Tonight:
    • Cloud cover with chances for rain as a warm front starts to lift north. (See SimRadar_Loop.gif)
    • Rain amounts 0.01″ – 0.25″ through tonight. (See attached TotalPrecipitation_Forecast.png)
    • Highs today near to slightly below normal in the upper 50s & lower 60s. (See MaxT_Loop.gif)
  • Saturday-Sunday:
    • Partly cloudy Saturday with warm temperatures and dry weather. Highs in the middle to upper 70s.
    • Increasing clouds Sunday with temperatures in the upper 70s to near 80.
    • Chances for light rain Sunday. Chances for moderate rain rates increasing Sunday night into Monday.
    • Up to 0.25″ of rain accumulation Sunday into Monday.
  • River Flooding continues:
    • Several river points remain in flooding, with a majority of levels slowly falling.  Please see http://water.weather.gov/ahps for more specific information. (See attached RiverFloodInfo.png)

Weather Summary

An approaching warm front will bring above normal temperatures for Saturday and Sunday with chances for rain later this (Friday) afternoon and tonight.  Partly cloudy Saturday with increasing clouds Sunday, followed by an approaching cold front that will bring chances for rain Sunday increasing into Sunday night and Monday.  Slightly cooler Monday, with temperatures still above normal across the region.

Questions?  Contact NWS Wilmington at (9107624289 for 24/7 forecaster assistance.

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