4/14 – Rob’s “Wet Pattern Continues” Afternoon Forecast
Everything being looked at this afternoon shows similar to yesterday with the exception of severe wx numbers not being as high but still high enough to produce some strong to severe thunderstorms with the main issues being wind and hail and lots of water falling. With the current forecast, additional rainfall totals through Friday night would be from 3 to 5 inches with isolated higher amounts. Since soils are quite saturated, this just becomes runoff and flooding is likely in areas that see high rainfall rates even if those areas are not normally threatened by flood waters. The flood watch will remain for now through noon Thursday but this may be temporally extended through Friday night.
Models have the highest rainfall potential on Friday, but as far as location goes it looks to be closer to the coast and off shore. As of now severe weather is not expected, but certainty is low and forecast is subject to change as we near the weekend. Things still trending pretty in line with previous forecast, so no major changes were made. Beyond that, high pressure building in from the west by the start of next week should help us begin to dry out and get some clear weather through at least mid-week.