Soggy weekend ahead; some flooding possible

    A storm system will crawl through the area this weekend, delivering periods of rain that could be heavy at times.

    A weak low pressure will pass through the area Friday, dragging a weak cold front through the area during the afternoon and evening hours, with a chance of showers during the day, according to John Homenuk, lead forecaster at New York Metro Weather.

    Then after some drying behind the frontage passage, Saturday morning looks to start out dry, “but things will take a turn for the worse once again,” Homenuk said.

    “A stronger upper level system is forecast by model guidance to move from the Ohio Valley to a position off the Mid-Atlantic coast late Saturday through Sunday. The closed upper level low will bring more moisture and lift for precipitation with it, and so periods of rain are expected through Sunday,” the forecaster said. 

    The National Weather Service is monitoring the potential for flooding, according to a Hazardous Weather Outlook issued by the agency. 

    “A total of 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible over the weekend, and this should result in some flooding in areas of poor drainage,” the outlook states. “In addition, small streams and creeks will need to be watched, especially if the higher rainfall amounts are more widespread.”

    The forecasters advise that a flood watch may be necessary for at least a portion of the area.

    Temperatures around 50 degrees are expected this weekend, according to NOAA. 

    Then to begin next week, nicer weather is in the forecast, with clearing skies and temperatures “more reasonable for this time of year — in the 50s and potentially even 60s,” Homenuk said.

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