More rain Monday afternoon brings return of flooding concerns

<B>(Monday Afternoon July 1, 2013)</B>Rain will become more widespread Monday afternoon across central New York. Yet again, there will be some heavy downpours. Flash flood watches are back up for areas east and south of Syracuse.

On the weather map, a plume of tropical moisture just off the East Coast is forecast to retrograde, thanks to a ridge of high pressure building from the Atlantic Ocean to the coast. This will force warm and wet weather inland. A jet stream disturbance is moving north through the mid Atlantic states this morning.  It will work on the tropical moisture causing showers to be more widespread during the afternoon with the threat for heavy downpours and thunder. Flash flood watches are in effect all day Monday into Tuesday over areas south and east of Syracuse. We advise you to take precaution and monitor the situation if you are near a flood prone area and never enter any flood waters on foot or in a car.

Tuesday will feature yet another day of unwanted rainfall as the plume of moisture remains close to central New York.

If there is any good news this week it is the fact that the deepest moisture will probably shift to the west of Syracuse during the middle of the week as high pressure strengthens and continues to build west.  That doesn’t mean the showers and thunderstorms will come to an end but we think they will become more scattered in nature.  In addition, temperatures will rise over the next couple of days.  Mid 80s will be commonplace by the middle of the week and stay there into the upcoming weekend.

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