Mud watch in effect, as workweek looks soggy, frisky

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As recently as Thursday, rainfall for the year was running about 2.5 inches or a good 25 percent below, and are in the 20 to 25 range for the previous six months.


The downpours that continued into Friday night have cut the 2017 deficit in half, but technically New Jersey and Pennsylvania still have a drought watches in effect.

If they survive the week, those computer models should go looking for a day job.





Generous rains are expected Monday night into Tuesday, with up to 1.25 inches possible, according to the National Weather Service.

And right now Thursday is looking like the friskier day. The weather service says localized downpours are possible, along with the threat for severe weather, as in wind gusts toward 60 mph.

Right now the ground already is saturated, and chances are excellent that during the weekend it will be too boggy for yard work (and who says rain is all bad?).




As for the flood potential, downpours are always wild cards, and saturated ground is a great promoter of runoff.

On the plus side, the region’s waterways on both sides of the Delaware remain at reasonably low levels, according to the latest data from the U.S. Geological Survey.

But that can change quickly, especially when runoff turns the streams to mocha.






















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