7:30 AM | Another heavy rain event with flooding concerns for the Mid-Atlantic including the entire NYC region

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly cloudy, mild and muggy, numerous showers and thunderstorms developing this morning, some of the rain will be heavy at times, highs in the mid 70’s

Tonight

Mostly cloudy, chance for more showers and thunderstorms and some of the rain can be heavy at times, lows in the low-to-mid 60’s

Saturday

Mostly cloudy, humid, still the threat for showers and thunderstorms; especially, early in the day and some of the rain can be heavy, highs in the mid 70’s

Sunday

Mostly cloudy, chance for showers, but rain-free time as well, highs in the low-to-mid 70’s

Monday

Mostly cloudy, chance for showers, but rain-free time as well, highs in the low 70’s

Tuesday

Clouds and limited sun, chance for showers, near 70

Wednesday

Partly sunny, cool, upper 60’s

Discussion

Here we go again with another heavy rain event in the Mid-Atlantic. The combination of very moist air, a strong and slow-moving upper air system and a stalled out surface frontal system will generate numerous showers and thunderstorms today and tonight throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and some of this rain will fall heavily at times. The potential exists for renewed localized flooding problems over the next 24-36 hours given the already saturated grounds and the expected new rainfall of up to 2 or 4 inches or even more in isolated spots. Do not drive through flooded roadways. The Yankees and Mets both have home games tonight and they are in jeopardy due to the expected rainfall. This prolonged unsettled weather pattern will continue right into the middle of next week thanks to the stubborn upper air system that will only slowly crawl to the northeast coast from the Ohio Valley. In fact, we may not have a day without the threat of rain until Wednesday of next week. On the positive side, this same vigorous upper air low that is causing our unsettled weather pattern will likely keep Tropical Storm Ophelia out to sea as it should eventually make a turn away from the east coast before ever making landfall.