Delray Beach is getting a whole lot cooler.
The weather is changing, too.
Delray, one of the most popular destinations in the US for beachgoers, is now a wetter, drier place to live, work, play, eat and explore.
The city will see a whopping 8.3 inches of rain, more than New York City, the state capital.
And that’s just in the next six days.
A full week of heavy rain, followed by a second, driest six-day stretch, means the city will receive about 9 inches of water, according to the National Weather Service.
Delays and flooding have forced people to move away from the city.
In some areas, the deluge is still going strong.
“We’re starting to see a trickle down,” said James Ruppel, an assistant professor at Rutgers University’s Miller School of Public Affairs.
“I think it’s starting to be more gradual and it’s just the weather is becoming more extreme.”
The city’s beaches will get wetter and wetter as the summer weather warms up.
Residents of the city’s western suburbs are starting to move back into their homes, while residents in the east end and the city of Baltimore are also beginning to see some of the first signs of the storm’s impacts.
The storm is expected to continue to move west, dumping more moisture on the coast and in coastal areas of the Northeast and Midwest.
This will further increase the likelihood of the area getting inundated by the storm.
The heaviest rains are expected to fall in the mid-Atlantic, where many residents live.
Maryland will get 4.8 inches of precipitation and the Delaware River will drop 2.5 feet, bringing the water level to a record low of about 1.5 inches.
“It’s not the end of the world,” said Ruppels mother, Jennifer Ruppler.
“But it’s the beginning of the end.”
The state has received less than 1 centimetre of rain since the beginning.
Delrays water department has received a mere 1 centimeter of rain in the last month.
A wet winter is on the way.
The Delray River has receded from a record-setting 12 feet deep to about 1 foot, and Delray City Councilmember David Waddell, who has been working on a plan to rebuild the city, said he expects to see the river drop to half its original size this summer.
Water will be running in from the coast, but the deluges will be getting wetter.
The deluge will not be confined to the area of the beach where it is most intense, according a report by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
“Delray is in a really unique spot, so it’s very hard to predict,” said Mike Henson, a senior project manager for the Delray Department of Water Resources.
“There’s not a lot of precedent for that.”
A week of rain will likely make for some very wet conditions in Delray’s downtown, but there is still plenty of room to enjoy a few drinks.
The area around the city limits will be largely dry by the end, but some areas of Delray are likely to see more rain.
DelRay Beach Beach has a few areas where you may want to avoid, including the area around Old Town, where the water is expected hit nearly 30 centimetres.
It’s expected to be wet for at least a week, said Raddel.
But most areas of Old Town will have a little bit of rain or even some showers.
The rest of the county is expected not to get wet, but many people will have to evacuate.
Some people are asking if the delamination of Delays waters will be enough to allow the city to get its water supply back up and running.
If you’re not able to move in, the city is prepared to take some steps to help you stay dry.
People in the city are also getting some rain, and there will be a trickle-down effect in the water coming down the Delays River.
If there are some areas that are dry, then the river will be more saturated, making it even more likely for the deli to be closed.
“A lot of people in the area will be really, really wet,” said Waddells mother.
“And the delairization of the water will cause that to spread through the area.”
The delays and flood will continue until the city gets water back to normal.
That’s expected in just a week or so.
The worst of the delay will likely start in New York on Monday.
The state is bracing for the worst of that deluge, but that’s not likely to happen until late July, as the weather warmers.