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Forecast: Rainfall totals could hit 4 inches

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Get ready for a soaking starting late Saturday afternoon and continuing into Sunday.

“As low pressure tracks from the Tennessee Valley today and into the Mid-Atlantic states, steady rain will develop by this afternoon,” the National Weather Service says. “The rain  should then become heavy at times tonight into Sunday morning.

“Rainfall amounts of 2 to 3 inches and locally up to 4 inches could cause flooding of small streams as well as significant urban and poor drainage flooding.”
Because of the expected deluge, the NWS has issued a FLOOD WATCH from late tonight through Sunday.

“A flood watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts,” the NWS says. “You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible flood warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.”

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Here’s the forecast:

  • Today Rain, mainly after 2pm. High near 47. East wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Tonight Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 43. East wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
  • Sunday Rain. High near 48. Northeast wind 8 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
  • Sunday Night Rain likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 36. North wind 14 to 17 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Monday Rain likely, mainly before noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 53. North wind 15 to 18 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
  • Monday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 36.

 

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Jim Shay

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