More flooding is not certain, but it is possible.
A moderate risk of excessive rain capable of causing flash flooding is forecast for southern Vermont and part of upstate New York on Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.
Light rain Thursday morning was expected to taper off before thunderstorms approach the area in the afternoon. Those storms could drop rainfall at a rate of two inches or more per hour. Some areas could get up to five inches relatively quickly.
“Additional downpours will cause a rapid increase in the risk of flash flooding following the intense rain and flooding earlier this week,” forecasters at the Weather Prediction Center said Thursday morning.
This rain may not be as bad as what fell earlier in the week, but forecasters are concerned about any rain that falls on the saturated ground.
Why It Matters: The recovery area is still vulnerable
Vermont and much of New England are still recovering from this week’s flooding — the result of seven days of rainfall that was 300 to 600 percent above normal — and remain vulnerable to flooding, forecasters said.
More Water Is Not the Only Threat
Thunderstorms on Thursday also bring at least some risk of hail, high winds and even the possibility of tornadoes.
When Will the Rain End?
Not for a few more days. There is a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday, and another shower is possible on Sunday. Showers are also possible into next week.