Posted 8/1/2020 20:54 (#8409691) Subject: Hurricane rain is coming
East coast states are in for some rainfall from the hurricane. I'm in northwestern North Carolina and rainfall is much needed here. June was about an inch less than the normal 4 inches. July has been short on rainfall here with .25 on the 7th, .3 on the 10th and .7 on the 16th. There have recently been scattered thunder showers that have dumped some heavy amounts in some areas of the state where they fell, but nothing here in two and a half weeks. High temperatures are causing crops to look tough in the afternoon.
Weather forecast discussion from NOAA Weather station out of Blacksburg VA ( serves my area) is below. Also map of Rainfall Forecast as of 8:00 PM 8-1-2020. Let 'er rain !!!!!
.SHORT TERM /SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT/...
As of 245 PM EDT Saturday...
By Monday Isaias will be impacting the southeast coast, positioned
around the Carolinas. At the same time as Isaias approaches from the
south, a cold front droops down from a surface low near the New
York/Canada border into the Mid-Atlantic. This provides a wonderful
setup for Isaias to sling tropical moisture across the front,
sparking showers and storms well ahead of Isaias`s actual arrival
into our area, or a Predecessor Rainfall Event (PRE). This PRE will
saturate the ground before Isaias rain bands begin to affect us. QPF
for the PRE is in the 1 to 3 inch range, but locally higher amounts
are likely if showers set up and stay in place over the boundary or
helped along by orography over the Blue Ridge, or both. Saturation
from the PRE on Monday will increase flash flood and river flood
potential for the rest of the week as Isaias passes through the
Outer Banks and Chesapeake regions Tuesday and Wednesday.
Including both the PRE and Isaias itself, storm total QPF is in the
2"-4" range, but local totals could be higher. Even though Isaias`s
track has been nudged west over the last 24 hours, there is no
expectation that our CWA will experience Tropical Storm Force winds.
The main impacts from Isaias will be the potential for flooding from