When it rains, it pours. This will be the theme for parts of southern New England over the next two days as the water-laden atmosphere produces heavy rain locally. In fact, we’ve already seen a few flash flood warnings appear north of the pike this morning, where rapid 1-3 inch rain fell in some spots.
As the day progresses, scattered showers will also develop south of Pike. More rain moves in tonight and continues tomorrow as highs hold in the 60s. With plenty of moisture in the atmosphere, locally torrential downpours are possible overnight, especially in the southern interior of New England.
Due to the potential for a lot of rain in a short period of time, a flash flood watch is in effect from now until tomorrow for the potential for localized flooding in streets/poor drainage areas. All told, many cities and towns are picking up at least a few inches of rain, with locally 5″+ possible for a few inland locations. The lowest totals will likely be across the Cape and the Islands, where less than an inch falls. Overall, this will also be beneficial throughout the region, as much of southern New England is experiencing severe or extreme drought.
An example of rain totals is below, it’s just a template so it won’t be exact, but the theme is there…. many of us are seeing appreciable rainfall totals, with some cities over 3″, while Cape Town favors lower totals.
The rain subsides by Tuesday evening, and this will create a nice forecast from Wednesday, through the weekend. Temperatures range in the high 70s to low 80s, the hottest weekends/weekends away from the coast.