Periods of heavy rain continue through the afternoon, some rumbles of thunder

Heavy periods of rain moved through early this morning before another round of showers and storms developed just to the south. This second round is currently providing more heavy rain with some thunderstorms too. Some heavy downpours are moving over the same areas from south to north over and over again. This will lead to ponding on roadways and slow travel conditions at times.

Temperatures started in the 50s and will not be budging much as more rounds of rain arrive from the south. The cooler weather, plus the continuing rain will limit the severe weather potential locally. The best chance of severe weather is south of the Midstate today, but strong wind gusts are certainly possible. We will keep track of any severe watches or warnings, including any possible local flood issues. The rivers should hold just fine below flood stage, however creeks and streams will run high and fast after 1 to 2 inches of rain region-wide.

Any leftover showers or storms will shut off after 7 PM with drier weather overnight. Strong winds develop tonight as the storms pulls away to the north. Gusts up to 35 mph are possible through tomorrow morning, and as cold air pushes its way back in from the west some snow showers are possible. Then through the day as things warm-up stray rain showers are possible with clouds holding tough. Temperatures stay in the lower 50s all day tomorrow. Wind gusts up to 45 mph are likely in the afternoon.

The weekend brings back the sunshine and warmer weather returns too. Highs on Saturday push close to 60° and by Sunday we could see readings close to 70°. Early next week also looks very warm, so temperatures could continue to go up with little rain in the forecast around that time.

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