Excessive rainfall likely into Wednesday
As a cold front gradually moves through our area, widespread showers and storms are likely. And since they're slow moving, they have potential to bring flash flooding to some areas through the morning and early afternoon Wednesday. Showers and storms gradually die down some into the late afternoon with some lingering into the overnight hours. Rainfall totals should range between 1 and 4 inches with some isolated locations managing to pick up 5 to 6 inches. Temperatures, thanks to the rain and clouds, should only reach into the mid-70s.
With excessive rainfall likely, make sure you have plenty of rain gear available. And be patient in case your morning route is diverted due to floodwaters. Remember the rule: Turn around. Don't drown. Do not try to drive through floodwaters, as you can never be sure how fast it's moving, how deep it is or if the road beneath it is still stable.
We could see a few isolated showers or storms linger early Thursday morning. But otherwise, we're starting out partly to mostly cloudy with temperatures mostly in the lower to mid-60s. A few locations, mainly across the far northern tier along the Tennessee state line, could drop into the upper 50s. But that's somewhat unlikely due to the fact that cloud coverage will be hard to clear out completely. During the day, we'll remain mostly cloudy. And a north wind will keep temperatures a little on the low end as well. So highs should only reach the mid and upper 70s.
We'll warm up a bit more into Friday, Saturday and Sunday as our front retreats back to the north. This will get us into the lower and mid-80s. And a few isolated showers and storms can't be ruled out, mainly on Friday and Sunday. Saturday appears to stay dry. Morning temperatures will be in the mid-60s under partly cloudy skies.
We'll see temperatures climb even more into the first half of next week. And a few isolated showers and storms are possible each afternoon, thanks to the added humidity. Temperatures reach into the mid and upper 80s in the afternoon with morning temperatures in the mid to upper 60s.
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