Rainy weekend, flooding risk increasing for Sunday

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Flood Watches in effect for all of the counties in the StormTracker59 viewing area through Monday morning.

We will have to keep a very close eye on streams, creeks, and rivers throughout the weekend.

As of 5:24pm Saturday 2/27/21.

For our Saturday evening, mild temperatures continue for the lowlands while the mountains get stuck a bit cooler as a rain maker makes it way through in several rounds. We will get breaks at times, and localized high water issues are possible with a Flood Watch in effect all weekend through Monday morning. Some areas have already seen 1″ to nearly 2″ of rain and more will come overnight.

Tonight will be dreary, but mild.

Sunday a fairly similar story plays out as another wave of low pressure rides up a stalled frontal boundary. Most end up back in the 50s and near 60 degrees. Rain will be heavy at times and high water issues in common spots should be expected. Some areas may have over 3″ of rain before all is said and done Monday.

Highest risk of flooding tomorrow.

Monday the rain continues but likely only for the morning hours before slowly drying out for the remainder of the day. Clouds are likely to stick around though even after the rain comes to an end. We’ll still have to watch the creeks, streams and rivers as they can often have a bit of a delayed response to heavy rains. Rain totals look to be in the range of 2-4 inches for most. The highest totals are likely to be in the west across the coal fields.

Flood risk is increasing for our Sunday.

Tuesday looks drier with high pressure muscling the rain out of the area. We’ll have the chance to see some sun, but it will be cooler as our approaching high is coming out of the north. But, after 4 days of rain who can complain, at least the sun will be out.

Another round of showers is possible for Wednesday but for now chances are low. Otherwise fairly cloudy weather should be expected to remain. Temperatures near average in the mid 40s will hold on but it certainly won’t be as warm as it has been.

Thursday looks to be dry. Highs will make their way to the 50s with some more sun possible through the clouds. Friday into Saturday is looking unsettled, with some clearing expected early next week. Some cooling down this coming weekend into next week temperature-wise before another rebound, so winter may not be done quite yet…

In the extended forecast more storms are showing strong signals for popping their head in. Especially now since we’re in March which is a transition month between winter and spring it will be a bit harder to grab cold air for wintry precipitation but it is not out of the question so don’t put away the snow shovels JUST yet.

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TONIGHT:
Rounds of rain showers, some heavy. Lows in the 40s.
SUNDAY:
Heavy rain likely, thunder possible. Highs in the 60s.
MONDAY:
Rain showers early, breezy. Clearing late. Highs in the 40s.
TUESDAY:
Drying out. Highs in the upper 30s.
WEDNESDAY:
Snow showers possible in the wee hours, rain showers during the day. Highs in the low 40s.
THURSDAY:
Still dry with highs in the 50s.
FRIDAY:
Rain possible. Highs in the 40s.
SATURDAY:
Early rain. Otherwise nice. Highs in the 40s.
SUNDAY:
Quiet. Highs in the 30s.
MONDAY:
Partly cloudy. Highs in the 40s.
TUESDAY:
Looking sunny. Highs in the 50s.

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