09/15 – Brantly’s “Heavy Rain/Flash Flood Threat” Wednesday Morning Forecast

 This will be the first notable wet period of an upcoming seven day stretch of wet weather. Cloudy with very high rain chances, but that`s not the most important headline.

This will be the period of the approach of Nicholas’ remnant weakening circulation. Our local airmass will continue to moisten from the west, so expect excessive rainfall and potentially significant flooding, mainly closer to the coast. Highs today will be in the mid 70s to lower 80s, with lows tonight mainly in the 70s. Highs Thursday will then be a touch warmer, in the lower to mid 80s.

Slow moving tropical depressions are notorious for producing significant and sometimes historic rainfall events and especially those that take time to weaken and fill. Historic rainfall remains to be seen, however, through Friday portions of our region are expected to receive 5-10 inches of rain, with isolated totals in excess of 15 inches closer to the coast

As for temperatures, lows will dip into the lower 70s inland and the mid 70s along the beaches. Highs will continue to be slightly cooler in the lower to mid 70s due to the higher rain chances and increased cloud cover through the period.

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