FEELING LIKE SPRING: Although a little late, mild spring air is settled in the region through the middle of the week. Wednesday brings partly sunny skies. Highs are in the middle to upper 60s. Thursday our next cold front approaches, and this increases clouds. It’s still quite mild, with highs near 70 degrees. Evening showers and thunderstorms arrive, with showers lasting through the night. After a few morning showers on Friday, skies clear during the afternoon. Temperatures are still fairly mild, with readings in the lower 60s.
EASTER WEEKEND: Saturday is a seasonable day with plenty of sunshine. Easter Sunday is dry with a fair amount of sunshine. Temperatures are a bit above seasonable averages, in the middle 50s on Saturday. By Sunday, it’s feeling mild! Afternoon high temperatures are in the lower to middle 60s.
NEXT WEEK: Showers are expected Monday as our next system approaches. Temperatures fall back into the 50s. Skies clear out just in time for Tuesday, and it’s a bit cooler. Readings are in the middle 50s.
Have a great Wednesday!
Flood Safety Awareness Week continues, and Wednesday's topic is the causes and severity of flooding.
There are two main causes of flooding for our region. They include excessive rainfall and snow melt combined with rainfall.
Excessive rainfall is caused by many weather setups. Heavy rain north of a warm front, slow moving downpours within thunderstorms, and tropical cyclones all bring copious amounts of rain that can lead to flooding. This can overwhelm creeks, streams, and poor drainage urban areas. Tropical systems are prolific producers of rainfall. Winds are only part of the story. These slow-moving systems bring an abundance of tropical moisture the translates to heavy amounts of rain. These systems frequently affect larger rivers too.
Snow melt combined with rainfall is a common way to experience flooding during late winter and spring. Snow's water content can be released and run off into the waterways when it melts. It can be due to rapidly warming temperatures, rain falling on snow, or both.
Stay with FOX43 Weather for more important information on flooding through the rest of the week. Stay safe!