Mid-Atlantic Could See Heavy Rain and Severe Weather! (Photo Credit: NOAA Weather Prediction Center)
The Mid-Atlantic is expected to see heavy rains and possibly severe thunderstorms on Monday. A warm front will proceed a cold front allowing for warm, moist air to enter the region. A cold front will follow the warm front moving into the region with ongoing convection and strong shear. The warm front will move in a northward direction while the cold front will come from the west. Heavy rains are expected to soak the region all day, however, any breaks in the clouds could allow for daytime heating. Isolated damaging winds and heavy rain is the main threat with this event on Monday. The Storm Prediction Center has forecasted a slight severe threat for southeastern Virginia including the Delmarva Peninsula and into Delaware. There is a marginal severe threat that includes the Washington D.C. metro area south into South Carolina. The heavy rain threat is north of the severe threat in southeastern Pennsylvania, southwestern New Jersey, northern Delaware, and northeastern Maryland. The flood threat covers a small area, however, do not mistake a small area for a small threat. The Quantitative Precipitation Forecast on the Weather Prediction Centers website has predicted up to two inches of rain in the flood threat area. The Tennessee Valley can expect heavy rains as well even though they are not included in the severe threat. Almost two inches can be expected during the day on Monday for eastern Tennessee, western North Carolina and southwestern Virginia.
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ⓒ 2017 Meteorologist Brandie Cantrell