SHREWSBURY — Expect to keep your umbrella at hand at least until Thursday. The heavy rains that started Tuesday will continue into today and tomorrow, Shrewsbury Weather Specialist James Arnold said.
Rainfall is likely to total 1.5 to 3 inches, but Arnold warned there could be pockets of 4 to 5 inches of rain where thunderstorms develop.
The National Weather Service is predicting a 90 percent chance of rain for Wednesday, with a high of 78 degrees, cooling down to 63 in the evening. A 20 percent chance of rain is predicted for Thursday, with a high of 80 and low of 64.
The rain is due to a passing cold front that captured remnants of Hurricane Isaac, Arnold said.
Although it looks likely that Tropical Storm Leslie will stay off shore, Arnold is warning residents to remain vigilant.
"This is a storm with a very large wind field, and as such, her center could stay well offshore and still throw some fringe effects at the coastline," he said.