Come On Ride The Train
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Heavy rain is on the move! All afternoon long it was stalled over Western Massachusetts and Connecticut. Heavy pulses of rain traveled over the same towns and cities - a process meteorologists call "training" - resulting in flash flooding in some counties to our west.
Now it's our turn to ride the train.
Thankfully, the band of heavy rain will be moving - not stalling - through the night. HOWEVER come tomorrow morning, it will run out of gas again...right over Cape Cod.
For that reason, I'm thinking there will be two bullseyes of rain: one over Greater Worcester, and another over Cape Cod and Southeast Mass. In both spots, and inch or more of rain is possible. In between, it certainly won't be a walk in the park, but we should average under an inch of rain.
But that's just the first batch of rain.
With low pressure forming near The Vineyard and moving over the Canal this Saturday, the rain guages will fill again. The second bout of rain will amount to another 1-2 inches of rain areawide! There is the idea (read: hope) that the faucet will finally turn off Sunday afternoon, but the day will still be damp and cool...along with a stiff wind.
Speaking of cool, there's enough cold air wrapping around this system that the higher elevations of the Green Mountains and the Berkshires may see some wet flakes of snow mixing in with those rain drops. Sounds silly, sounds outrageous...but if fits the bill with this unseasonably cool coastal storm.