Wednesday Morning: Heavy rain and severe threat today; More rain to come

Weather

A Flash Flood Watch continues through at least midday Thursday – the watch may get extended to Friday night. Rain totals between now and then look to be 3-5″ with locally higher amounts exceeding 5″.

We will need to monitor local river levels in the coming days. You can find the river forecast here.

Today & Tonight: More showers and storms are expected. Best chance for rain looks to be during the morning and afternoon. Heavy rain and a few strong to severe storms will be possible. There is a Marginal Risk (1 of 5) for severe weather – Damaging wind, hail, and a tornado will all be possible.

There is a Moderate Risk (3 of 4) for excessive rainfall, which could lead to flash flooding. Rain totals in these areas could be 2-4″ with locally higher amounts over 4″. Remember, if we see heavy pockets of rain, rain totals may be double or even triple the projected amounts. Rain chance is around 90%. Another wave of rain will likely move in overnight and before dawn. Highs will likely only be in the low and mid 70s. Overnight temperature near 61°F.

Thursday: Showers and storms are expected during the morning and possibly into the early afternoon hours. We could see an additional 1-2″ of rain with locally higher amounts. The rest of the day should be relatively quiet until another cluster of storms moves in Thursday night. Highs in the lower 70s. Rain chance is around 70%. Overnight low near 57.

Friday & Weekend: Leaving rain chances elevated for now, but not expecting a total washout. For now, rain coverage looks to be scattered in nature. Rain chances are around 60% on Friday and 50% early on Saturday. Highs will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s. Morning temperatures in the 50s. Rain totals through Monday morning may be 3-5″ with locally higher amounts. Rain chance will be lower on Sunday.

Next Week: Finally drying out with quiet conditions. Only low rain chances. Highs in the 70s.

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