Flood Risk to Close Week
Tree pollen levels stayed in the moderate range (less than 100 grains per cubic centimeter) on Wednesday thanks to the cool north breeze and morning temperatures in the chilly 30s!
Levels will actually come way down once rain returns Thursday and will remain low thru Saturday as the damp pattern takes hold.
Watch out next week when the sun returns and we warm into the 70s!
Heavy Rains Assured
Now for the soggy report that nobody wants to hear. We are about to enter a very wet period Thursday thru Saturday with aggregate rains totaling at least one to three inches. This will pose a flood risk in time and even as I write this blog, my colleagues from the National Weather Service are issuing Flood Watches.
With the Marshall Invitational Golf Classic, one of the best collegiate events in the east, about to set up shop at Guyan Golf and Country Club, perhaps head pro Paul Bailey said it best. “The course is already wet, if we get that rain you guys are talking about, we may need a boat”.
My main concern is that somewhere not too far from our region could get 5 inches of rain. For this reason, I am cautioning those that live in flood prone areas to be especially vigilant as we navigate thru the next 2-3 days.
11 PM Update
I am strating to think that rainfalls will be at the high end of the one to three inches we are forecasting as thunderstorms work their way into the forecast on Friday. Todd picked up on the warm and unstable nature of the air by Friday which should aid in downpour formation.
So Thursday's rains will soak the ground acting as the primer. Then Friday's rains will likley send streams out of their banks. Could be a nasty set up so stay informed!