While many could be seeking sunshine and warmth at East Coast beaches, it looks like Mother Nature has other plans in-store: soaking rains are likely to kick off the Memorial Day holiday weekend. While the area has been starved for moisture much of this season, the excess rain falling over the next few days could create some flood problems.
Low pressure will develop across the Mid Atlantic this evening and remain through Saturday. A slow moving front and another low will cross just east of Delaware and New Jersey Sunday and Sunday night. This weather set-up will result in heavy rains, with the heaviest falling over Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts. In this heavy rain area, more than 2-3″ of rain is likely to fall.
The National Weather Service reminds people to exercise extreme caution if they encounter flooded roads: “turn around, don’t drown; never drive through flood waters.”
Improving conditions are expected for Monday as high pressure begins to build back into the region. It appears the dry weather will continue into the middle of next week until low pressure and a front approach from the west.