Rain chances start Friday; flood potential next week

Rain chances start Friday; flood potential next week

(WAFF) - Breezy under a cloudy sky this Valentine’s Day evening. Temperatures will remain in the middle 50s before falling to near 51 for morning lows.

Spotty showers are possible overnight and for the early part of the day on Friday.

Friday afternoon will be cloudy with shower chances increasing areawide by the late afternoon. Rain looks likely for Friday night and very early Saturday morning.

A weak frontal boundary will move through the area by Saturday afternoon so temperatures will fall back into the 50s with a north wind Saturday afternoon. No rain for Saturday afternoon.

The front will shift back to the north Saturday night into Sunday morning. This will trigger more widespread rain for Sunday. It is looking more and more like we could see rain most of the day Sunday with about 1” before the day is over.

Temperatures will fluctuate day by day from the lower 60s to the lower 50s next week along a stalled frontal boundary that will slowly shift as waves of rain move along it. Rain is likely Sunday through at least Wednesday of next week. The heaviest rain will likely fall late Monday night into Wednesday morning. 3-7” of rain could fall according to the latest data we are monitoring.

Be advised if we get that much rain, we will have widespread flooding concerns develop Tuesday and Wednesday. For this reason we are giving First Alert for the Tuesday/Wednesday timeframe.

Stay tuned for the latest developments concerning this threat.

Rain chances will linger into Friday of next week.

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