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First Warning Forecast: More rain Friday and Tidal Flooding this weekend

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Posted at 6:28 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 22:48:29-04

Chief Meteorologist Patrick Rockey's First Warning Forecast:
Flash Flood Watch in effect for then entire area through Friday evening. Saturday and Sunday will be First Warning Action Days due to the threat of tidal flooding.

Heavy rainfall which could lead to localized flooding will be very likely overnight into early Friday morning. Be sure to work some extra time into your Friday morning commute - slow downs and detours are likely.

Expect widespread rain into Friday morning, becoming more scattered and lighter by the afternoon. Most of the area will see 3” to 4” of rainfall. Locally higher totals are possible. Winds will pick up on Friday, NE 15-25 with gusts to near 35 mph.

Most of the weekend will be dry with more clouds on Saturday and more sunshine mixing in on Sunday. It will be very fall-like this weekend with highs in the upper 60s and low humidity.

But strong, gusty winds will bring the threat for tidal flooding. Expect NE winds at 15 to 25 mph and gusts to 35+ mph both Saturday and Sunday. Those persistent NE winds will likely trigger “moderate” level tidal flooding for multiple high tides. And some areas could even climb to the "major" flood stage.