Flood Watch issued for entire area Friday night

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 7:07 AM
Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013 @ 4:42 PM

There is Flood Watch for the entire area which will go into effect late Friday night and last until Sunday morning.

Temperatures are in the 40s and much of the snow has melted into water. The ground is still frozen in most areas so the water will sit on top says Storm Center 7 Chief Meteorologist Jamie Simpson. There is still some uncertainty to where the heaviest rain will hit and when. Our area should still get at least 2" to 3" with possibly 4" by the time it ends. The forecast for river levels are to all have some flooding, starting as early as Saturday night, and perhaps persisting into Tuesday.

Tonight, cloudy and a bit breezy at times with showers arriving around 3 to 4 a.m. Temperatures should hold in the 40s all night with most waking up to lower-40s.

Friday, cloudy and a bit breezy still with off and on rain through the day, none of it expected to be heavy. Temperatures will rise into the mid-50s with perhaps a few upper-50s far south and lower-50s north. More rain at times Friday night.

Saturday, rain will be steadier through the day with the heavier rain likely arriving late afternoon or evening. Some of the computer forecast models actually push the heavy rain west of us overnight then swing it back through Sunday morning Simpson said. However, other keep it right over us all night. We'll just have to see how it plays out, but that's your difference between 2"-3" total or 4"-5" total. Temps might become fluxuating Saturday with a weather front right over the area. Highs will hit the 50s, but could be in the upper-40s far northwest in the afternoon, and the far southeast may get into the 60s. Possible thunder Saturday night. Streams and creeks will start to come out of their banks Saturday night.

Sunday, likely more heavy rain in the morning with a start in the 50s. The high temperature will be early in the mid-50s then fall throughout the day to about 40 or upper-30s at sunset. Rain should taper off about noon Sunday, and the larger rivers, including the Great Miami will flood Sunday as there will be a bit of a lag effect due to the smaller rivers feeding into the larger ones. The Mad and Little Miami River may be flooding early on already. Possible strong winds Sunday after the cold front passes the middle part of the day. There could be some gusts over 40 mph, and with all the rain, anything stronger could pull some trees out of the ground. As temperatures drop,a few snow showers Sunday night with little if any accumulation anywhere is possible.

Monday, wake up to temperatures in the 20s, Simpson says the water still sitting around could start to freeze. There may be a few flurries across the northern portion of the area, but shouldn't add up to anything. Some sunshine Monday, but temperatures should hold in the 20s all day.

Christmas Eve Tuesday, sunny but chilly with the chance of lingering flooding. Lows in the teens and high in the upper-20s.

Christmas Day Wednesday, partly cloudy with afternoon temps into the mid-30s after a start near 20 degrees.

Thursday, probably some snow showers, maybe light accumulation.

Rain returns to start the work week

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 5:02 AM
Updated: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 5:27 PM

A pedestrian tries to keep dry on Clematis Street. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)
Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
A pedestrian tries to keep dry on Clematis Street. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)(Lannis Waters/Palm Beach Post Staff Writer)

We’ll see a few more clouds overnight tonight, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar. Collar said a mild night and breezy night is expected with lows in the middle to upper 50s.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Rain moves in Monday
  • Could be heavy at times
  • A cooler day Wednesday

DETAILED FORECAST

Monday: Showers move in, some of which could be heavy at times. The best chance for steady, and possibly heavy rain, will be in the afternoon and evening hours. While the chance for storms remains low, we can’t rule out a rumble of thunder or two. Highs will be in the middle to upper 60s

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Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar

Tuesday: A few lingering showers are possible under mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the middle 50s.

Wednesday: A cool day is on tap for Wednesday. Highs will be in the lower 50s and while the chance for rain is small, a couple of passing showers can’t be ruled out.

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Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar

Thursday: We should dry out Thursday under partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

Friday: Dry and breezy with highs in the lower 60s. The chance for rain does return Later Friday into early Saturday.

Rain returns to start the workweek

Published: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 5:38 AM
Updated: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 5:40 PM

Saturday evening weather update with Meteorologist Brett Collar

A few lingering clouds are possible overnight, but for the most part we should be seeing more clearing, Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar said. Temperatures will be in the lower to middle 50s overnight.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • Dry conditions this weekend
  • Rain moves in Monday
  • Cooler Tuesday and Wednesday

>>Fall colors near peak

5-Day Temperature Trend(Graphic by Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

DETAILED FORECAST

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds is expected. Highs will be in the middle 70s.

Monday: Showers move in, some of which could be heavy at times. The best chance to see the steady and possibly heavy rain will be in the afternoon and evening hours. While the chance for storms isn’t all that high, we can’t rule out a rumble of thunder or two. Highs will be in the middle to upper 60s.

Tuesday: A few lingering showers are possible under mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the middle 50s.

Wednesday: A cool day is on tap. Highs will be in the lower 50s and while the chance for rain is small, a couple of passing showers can’t be ruled out.

Thursday: We should dry out under partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

Rain returns to start the work-week

Published: Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 7:16 AM

We can expect a sunny Sunday, with warmer temperatures in the middle 70s, according to Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar.

Rain will move in Monday, especially during the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the middle to upper 60s.

QUICK-LOOK FORECAST

  • More sun and warm today
  • Rain moves in Monday
  • Cooler temperatures Tuesday and Wednesday

DETAILED FORECAST

Today: A mix of sun and clouds is expected Sunday. Highs will be in the middle 70s.

(Graphics by: Storm Center 7 Meteorologist Brett Collar)

Tonight: We'll see a few more clouds overnight tonight. It'll be a mild night with lows in the middle to upper 50s.

Monday: Showers move in on Monday, some of which could be heavy at times. The best chance to see the steady and possibly heavy rain will be in the afternoon and evening hours. While the chance for storms Monday isn’t all that high, we can’t rule out a rumble of thunder or two. Highs Monday will be in the middle to upper 60s.

Tuesday: A few lingering showers are possible Tuesday under mostly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the middle 50s.

Wednesday: A cool day is on tap for Wednesday. Highs will be in the lower 50s and while the chance for rain is small, a couple of passing showers can’t be ruled out.

Thursday: We should dry out Thursday under partly cloudy skies. Highs will be in the upper 50s.

Clear skies for meteor shower this weekend

Published: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 5:53 AM
Updated: Saturday, October 21, 2017 @ 3:20 AM

Meteorologist Kirstie Zontini has a look at how cool we get and how active the meteor shower will be this weekend.

After finding Venus and Mars early in the week, another special treat awaits you in the early morning sky this weekend! 

>> Advice for best viewing of meteor shower

The Orionid meteor shower will put on a good show Friday night into Saturday morning, and Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Debris from Haley's comet will hit Earth's atmosphere. The Orionid shower gets its name because the meteors look like they are coming  from the constellation Orion. This year, 10 to 30 meteors per hour are possible. 

>> Warming trend continues; lower temps arrive next week

This weekend skies will cooperate for great viewing of the Orionid meteor shower!

Temperatures will drop into the middle 50s overnight Saturday into Sunday. The moon will set around 8:14 p.m. so skies will remain dark. Some high clouds will be out there Saturday night, but overall it will still be a good night to view.

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Get outside and grab a blanket, find a dark spot with a good view of the sky and let your eyes adjust to the darkness. If you capture any photos share them using the hashtag #SkyWitness7!