SUMMARY: Areal Flood Watches & Flash Flood Watches are in effect through Tuesday evening as we’re monitoring the potential of heavy rain & flooding concerns this work week. Rain amounts through Thursday could be up to 8 inches. We’re also watching the potential of strong to severe storms for Monday and Wednesday. keep it tuned to WCBI throughout the week for the latest.

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MONDAY: Areas of widespread rain and and storms are expected with highs in the mid 60s.  Heavy rain is the main threat, though a strong storm or two is possible.  A Level 1-2 threat is covering the WCBI area.  2-4 inches of rain may fall across the region into Monday Night.  Lows Monday night fall into the 50s again with rain and storms continuing.

TUESDAY: A cold front will push to the south and bring us more widespread rain showers.  While the whole day doesn’t look soaking wet, flooding will likely be a threat, but severe weather is not expected.  Look for highs in the 50s as the day will trend cooler and rainy.  Lows fall into the 40s.

WEDNESDAY: More widespread showers and storms will roll in as a warm front lifts north, bringing the better chance for severe weather.  A level 3 threat is already covering our region, with damaging winds and a few tornadoes the main threat.  Look for highs in the upper 60s.  This unstable air helps fuel storms along a cold front, where a damaging squall line is likely, but supercells can’t be ruled out.  Another 2-4″ of rain are possible Wednesday into Wednesday Night before storms clear out.

THURSDAY:  There may be some storms pushing through early Thursday morning before sunrise, but the front is likely to already be through by sunrise, meaning we’ll be cooling off with showers exiting the region through the morning.  By Thursday afternoon into Thursday night, the rain will be done the region.  River flooding will likely be ongoing. Highs in the lower 50s.

FRIDAY – SATURDAY: Sunshine returns with some clouds in the area.  Look for highs in the upper 40s and lows in the 30s.  River flooding will likely be ongoing into the weekend.  Saturday Night, more rain approaches.

SUNDAY – EARLY NEXT WEEK: The potential is there for another round of heavy showers and thunderstorms.  Stay up-to-date for the latest information.

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