Joaquin may converge with another slow-moving storm in the East to add to a serious flooding situation into early next week. According to AccuWeather Chief Meteorologist Elliot Abrams, “The dry spell and local drought conditions will be washed away by heavy rain and flooding.” Small stream and urban flooding are a given in this case.
How significant river flooding becomes will depend on duration, intensity and location of the subsequent rounds of rain. The nearly week-long pattern has the potential to put some neighborhoods of major cities under water and can flood some communities along streams. According to AccuWeather Meteorologist Brett Rathbun, “Very heavy rainfall fell across a large portion of the East on Tuesday, causing localized flash flooding.” FULL REPORT