Here is the Monday/Tuesday Rainfall forecast from The Northeast River Forecast Center.
Here in New England this is the third major rain storm in 8 days. Last Sunday we had 3"+ from Eastern Connecticut into Northeast Massachusetts. The on Tuesday Night we had 3"-4" just north and west of Boston. That means the water table is fairly high, and flooding of roadways and cellars may occur. The Rivers are forecast to stay within their banks, but small streams may briefly flood. In Northern New England we are borderline drought. That means the ground is hard and runoff may cause rapid flooding of roadways with possible washouts during the heavy Rain Monday. Rainfall rates of 1"-2" per hour are likely for a short time. The huge upper low causing this weather (Including that disaster at the Indiana State Fair) will take until Tuesday to clear out. The upper low will also steer tiny Tropical Storm Gert out to Sea east of Bermuda. Tropical Storm Gert was another tiny (wasted name) Tropical Storm that passed well north of Bermuda this Weekend. Both the F & G storms had more to do with fronts from Canada, than waves from Africa. For now the African Wave Train is fairly quiet, but is expected to spark in the next ten days. By that time we may have ridging return the the east with the threat for Hurricanes increasing for the eastern United States.
This Monday storm will generate a wind form the Northeast, briefly gusting to 30 mph at the coast, bring us a small groundswell to surf Tuesday and Wednesday, my days off.
Meanwhile in Queensland Australia, heavy snow is bringing smiles to Snow Riders Down Under.