Tropical Storm Andrea is soaking Florida and Georgia with flooding rain and Gale force wind. The cyclone will pass over land Thursday night, then be back near the coast of North Carolina Friday. The storm will then begin a transition from pure tropical storm, to extra-tropical, as it races from New Jersey to Nantucket Friday night. The impact on New England will be heavy rain and a period of Gale force wind near the coast. The heaviest rain, a quick 1"-3" will be left of the center, and the heaviest wind, 20-40 knots just to the right of the center. The worst will be over at sunrise Saturday.
That is not the entire story.
Even is there were no Andrea, New England would be in for another soaking rain storm.
We have a number of systems crossing New England.. If we add them all together, it comes out to a minor to moderate Nor'easter from Thursday Night to sunrise Saturday.
Rainfall amounts in excess of 2" are likely, with localized 3"-5" possible.
That means we will experience flash flooding and possible river flooding too (because it has been so wet lately).
Nest week looks equally as wet.
Turn off your irrigation system, save on our precious resource, H20.
There is plenty coming form the sky, right into mid June anyway.
We do get some sun this weekend.. most of the time, it WILL NOT be raining on Saturday and Sunday, but spot shower and storms are possible. Wind should be a non factor after Saturday Sunrise.
This Hurricane season we are especially vulnerable to hits. Andrea is shot across the bow.
More on this Subject coming to this blog Sunday