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Showers around for Wednesday
Most areas will deal with showers for the day, with York County likely to escape most of the activity for the day. High temperatures for the day will range in the 40s for the mountains and north, 50s for the coastal plain. If the sun can get out over the interior southwestern areas, temps may rise above 60°.
Rain returns for the weekend
The weekend won't be a washout, but it appears to start off with rain Friday afternoon into Saturday. A long wave frontal boundary could bring periods of heavy rain Friday night into Saturday morning for the area. Southern and western areas see a mainly dry Saturday afternoon, while the last of the rain passes through eastern and northern areas. All areas start off dry Sunday morning. An area of low pressure slides into the region late Sunday, bringing a chance of showers for southern and western areas. All areas see rain Sunday night into Monday. As the storm exits the region Monday afternoon, a few snowflakes are possible for the higher terrain heading into Monday night.
Flooding concerns continue
Snow continues to melt over interior areas which continues to swell the rivers all the way to the coast. A general idea of 1-2" of rainfall is possible as a grand total from all of the systems working through the region Wednesday to Monday evening. This will continue the current flooding and may raise some rivers in areas that have receded going into early next week.
Regional outlook through Monday
Temperatures appear to be below normal as a rule through the period. The pattern of unsettled weather continues into next week, with showers possible Wednesday and possibly Friday into Saturday next weekend.
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Plenty of water in the snow pack to be released
As the graphic indicates, this is the amount of water contained within the snow that is on the ground from a survey done this past Sunday through Tuesday. Much of the western mountains and northern areas of the state have 4-9" of water waiting to be released from its frozen condition. While this event may not eliminate it in its entirety, I suspect this graphic to look less ominous by this time next week.
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