Rain continues today, with cooler air to follow.

Temperatures will sag back into the 60s and not get higher through mid-week. Periods of steady rain work through, finishing later on today. The Flood Watch continues until later this afternoon unless modified sooner.

Good Tuesday morning everyone.

Some much needed rain has indeed arrived, and yesterday went pretty well-- the persistent non-torrential nature of the rain kept flood worries in check and allowed the soil to take a deep drink that it's been sorely lacking over the last month.

Here's local model projections of new rainfall:

HAS Precipitation Forecast HPC Precipitation Forecast

The bulk of the rain is still expected to work right up the Appalachians today, completing later today. A cold front will sweep through and act like a squeegee-- taking all the moisture with it as it goes, but also making sure every last drop falls out ahead of it.

This time around, when the phrase "cold front" is used, it's got an actual bite to it. Here's what the temperature anomalies (departures from normal) have in store for us:

GFS - Temperature Anomalies - Wednesday PM

That's 15-20 degrees below normal in the purple if you are having difficulty reading the fine print. There will be another plunge of cooler-than-normal temperatures later this weekend as well. I know, if only this were winter, right?

Regional Radar/Satellite with Warnings Tracking

Accuweather Radar

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Have a great day everyone!

-B

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