Significant Rain Expected Soon

AUGUSTA, Ga. — It looks like the Central Savannah River Area may be in for a good dousing of needed rain late this weekend and into the first part of next week.

WPC QPF 180420
The Weather Prediction Center’s forecast for precipitation amounts through Wednesday morning, April 25, 2018.

The Weather Prediction Center, part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, forecasts 1.75″ to about 3.00″ of rain through early Wednesday morning, April 25.

If the forecast holds true, it’s good news for local farming and water recreation. Most of the CSRA is currently in a moderate drought.

The rain is expected to be caused by a low pressure system, currently located in the Rockies. That area of low pressure is expected to move southeast and through the Gulf Coast states as it strengthens this weekend and early next week.

Rain should begin late Sunday afternoon or Sunday night. The best chance of rain for the Augusta area is expected on Monday and Tuesday, so don’t forget to pack your umbrellas before heading off to work or school on Monday!

As of now, severe weather looks unlikely with this system, though a few rumbles of thunder can’t be ruled out.

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