Weekend Weather 5/12/17

Date Posted: Thursday, May 11th, 2017

5/11/2017 Notice from the National Weather Service:


An area of low pressure will move off the coast this weekend. Rain will spread across the forecast area from the southwest to northeast Friday night into Saturday morning. The rain, which will be heavy at times, will persist through the entire day on Saturday. The widespread rain will move out Saturday night.

Potential Impacts

Rainfall – While we’re confident with the timing of the precipitation, forecast models have not locked in on rainfall amounts or where the heaviest rain will fall. At the very least, we are expecting 1 to 2 inches across the entire forecast area. This will result in minor poor drainage, low lying, and urban flooding Saturday and Saturday night. We are also seeing some indication of locally higher amounts in the 2 to 3 inch range. This would not only lead to minor poor drainage, low lying, and urban flooding, but also increase the chances of spotty minor flooding on larger streams and rivers Saturday night into Sunday.

Tidal flooding – In combination of us coming off the full moon and the expected track of the low, spotty minor tidal flooding is possible, at the time of high tide, Saturday morning across the Maryland Eastern Shore and on Saturday evening into Saturday night across the Delaware and New Jersey coasts.

Winds – The strongest winds will be along the coast on Saturday. East winds gusting to 35 mph can be expected.