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Occasional showers & t-storms through late week, flooding can’t be ruled out

A warm front nearing the area this evening will keep the cloud cover around into tonight, with rain chances rising after sundown. With the warmer southerly wind flow, low temps tonight will be mild, holding in the 50s for most. Overnight, especially after midnight until 4AM, we could see rounds of heavier rainfall/a few thunderstorms, especially along and north of the I-64 corridor. A stronger storm or two with gusty winds will be possible, but severe weather is looking overall unlikely for our area. Locally heavy downpours could create isolated flooding issues in poor drainage areas. Rain will wind down through Thursday morning, giving way to just spotty showers/a stray t-storm during the afternoon and evening.

Spring officially begins Thursday night, at 11:50 PM. Appropriately, tomorrow is looking like our warmest day of the week with highs topping off in the upper 70s to mid 70s. Keep the raincoat with you, through! We'll still see lingering clouds and pop-up showers & t-storms here and there throughout the day. Tomorrow night will be partly cloudy with the slim chance of a stray shower and lows in the upper 50s/low 60s. We can definitely turn the heat down over the next few days!

A cold front will the approach our area on Friday, bringing wider-spread showers and thunderstorms, especially Friday late afternoon-night. The chance of severe storms is still looking pretty much nil across our area as of now, but a stronger storm or two with gusty winds can't be ruled out. Localized flooding issues could arise as repetitive rainfall over-saturates the soil.

By Saturday morning, the rain should taper off and give way to some sun- it will be cooler this weekend though behind this front! Temps on Saturday and Sunday afternoon will likely be in the 40s, while lows will dip into the 30s. Another system looks to bring mainly rain, mixing with a little snow Sunday night-Monday. We look to stay unsettled, but will gradually warm back up again through midweek next week.

Katherine Thompson

Chief Meteorologist

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