Heavy Rain and wind looking likely as strengthening low approaches Monday 1/23

Check here for the periodic updates and the latest radar images as well as the latest winds around the area.

A deepening trough and strengthening low pressure is forecast to move up the Appalachian mountain chain, and re-developing as a coastal low Monday. This low is expected to impact our area Monday/Monday night into Tuesday.

Light rain arrives overnight Sunday and early Monday morning as the low begins approaching our area. Winds will also increase from the east-northeast at 15-20 mph. Temperatures holding steady then dropping to the 30’s. By afternoon Rain becoming heavy at times with increasing wind. Winds from the east-northeast 25mph and could gust to 40+mph at times (stronger from the city on east and south and especially along the shore). Heavy rain and wind continue into the night, some flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder as well as wet snow and sleet are all possibly with some of the heavier precipitation bands moving through Monday night. Lighter rain and showers expected to linger into Tuesday as the lower pressure begins to slowly move away. Temperatures will be in the mid 40s on Tuesday.

Greatest impacts Monday and Tuesday: heavy rain and the potential for urban street and small stream flooding. Total rainfall could exceed two inches (locally higher amounts).

Strong winds of 20-30 MPH could gust to 40+mph at times: Weak tree limbs and branches may come down along with the possibility for scattered power outages.

Northeast radar image courtesy of the National Weather Service

Current Regional Surface Winds. Courtesy of intellicast.com

Regional METARS, Courtesy NOAA

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