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Remnants of Florence expected to bring heavy rain to NH

New Hampshire Union Leader

September 16. 2018 7:42PM
A group of car customization enthusiasts from the area held an impromptu meet Sunday afternoon in the shade of the Bridge Street bridge at Arms Park in Manchester. (BRUCE TAYLOR/UNION LEADER)

Heavy rain is heading to New Hampshire as remnants of Hurricane Florence cycle north, forecasters said Sunday.

Downgraded to a tropical depression on Sunday, Florence was still having a large impact in the Southeast.

The storm system is expected to move rapidly up the Ohio River Valley and affect New England starting tonight and through much of Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

“Some of the moisture is going to work its way up here and mainly affect southern sections. We’ll probably see at least a couple inches out of it,” said James Brown, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Gray, Maine. “It won’t be a tropical system at that point of course, but whatever is left of it is passing to our south and we’re getting the northern fringe of it.”

The system was not expected bring enough rain to cause flooding in New Hampshire. Winds were also not a concern, but the rain could be heavy at times, Brown said.

“It’s going to be a regular low (pressure system) by the time it gets here,” Brown said.

“It just happens to have a lot of tropical moisture associated with it. That’s what we’re going to be getting the northern end of.”

Although southern areas of New Hampshire are in for the most precipitation, rain is also likely in the north before the tropical system passes. It will be followed by cooler and drier air and temperatures returning to the low 70s and high 60s, Brown said.


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