While many are hoping for a new weather pattern that is more dry than what they experienced in the winter, that does not appear to be what Mother Nature will be delivering in the short-term to the Eastern United States. Some places will see more rain than others, while others will see more rainy days than others.
Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York will be among the states seeing the most rainy days. In Pennsylvania, we expect rain Thursday evening, Friday, Sunday, Monday night, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. In New Jersey, rain is expected Friday, Sunday afternoon, Monday night, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. In New York state, rain is forecast to fall on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, late Monday night, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday; this Saturday and Sunday, it may even be cold enough for snow to fall in the higher elevations of eastern New York.
In terms of the heaviest rainfall, Texas will see the most with more than 4″ possible near the Dallas metro area including rain falling today. The Gulf coasts of Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi could also see soaking rains greater than 2.5″; the same is true for eastern Iowa, southern Wisconsin, and southern Minnesota.
A trough of low pressure in the upper levels of the atmosphere and a series of surface lows moving through the central and eastern United States are responsible for the wet weather.
The soggy forecasts has mixed reviews. AnnaMarie Giacobbe Romano tells us that she’s “beyond sick of this rainy pattern.” She adds, “I am all about the snow in the winter but once spring and summer roll around I want dry warm weather on a consistent basis. We have been stuck in this rainy pattern for a year straight!” Christina Petrella disagrees. “April showers being May flowers right? Wish it snowed part of every day for a week this winter, but I’m ready for my grass to be green and my flowers to bloom so bring on the rain Mother Nature,” she said. Kristina Wychoff had a more practical approach to the rainy forecast, telling us that it “keeps the pollen count down.”