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Spring Roars In

Spring Roars In

Earlier this week, a slow-moving storm system dumped extremely heavy rain over a wide arc from northeast Texas to southern Indiana. Accumulated rainfall totals of over 6 inches (15 cm) in a 36 hour span were commonplace in this area, with scattered reports of up to 12 inches (30 cm) of rain. Some rivers with localized drainage basins in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas have experienced the highest water levels since record keeping began. Even portions of main-stem rivers like the Ohio and Mississippi are expected to see major flood conditions this weekend, as the rainwater continues to flow downhill toward the Gulf of Mexico.

The low pressure system responsible for the aforementioned heavy rain moved through our area on Wednesday night, dropping a relatively paltry 0.76 inches (1.9 cm) of rain in Boston. The storm is now strengthening to our northeast, with the pressure gradient between this low and a high to our southwest expected to support windy conditions through tomorrow.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Windy and chilly. Low 25°F (-4°C).

Tomorrow: Sunny, breezy. High 43°F (6°C).

Saturday Night: Clear. Low 26°F (-4°C).

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 40°F (4°C).

Monday: Increasing clouds, slight chance of precipitation. High 37°F (3°C).