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    Woman and husband charged for unintentional killing of son

    Woman and husband charged for unintentional killing of son

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:38 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:38:36 GMT
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FLOOD THREAT: Our next round of winter weather will move in to the area late this afternoon with possible heavy rain.

Tuesday will start off dry with a mix of sun and clouds and temperatures topping out around 40 for most areas. Clouds will build throughout the afternoon and rain could start as early as the evening commute. Rain could be heavy throughout the overnight and into early Wednesday morning. Some mild air will come along with the rain, so for most areas the moisture will stay as rain with some of the higher elevations seeing a wintry mix.

Models suggest the possibility of 1" to 1 1/2" of rainfall from Tuesday night to mid morning on Wednesday. A FLOOD WATCH for the entire area runs from 8pm Tuesday to noon on Wednesday. The ground is already saturated from the weekend snow melt and the heavy rain in the area Monday morning. The rain that will fall Tuesday night will quickly turn in to runoff, filling already high creeks, streams and rivers. The area already experienced flooding throughout Monday and this will only add to the problem.

The rain will turn in to snow throughout the late afternoon on Wednesday and linger throughout the overnight as temperatures drop. Snowfall amount will be anywhere from a dusting to an inch for most of the area with some higher amounts in the higher terrain.