It was a nice change of pace yesterday to see so much sunshine. Temperatures cooled behind the front, but it wasn’t enough to keep people indoors. Today, we will get a good dosage of rain that may make you want to spend some time under a roof. Temperatures are already chilly thanks to a northeasterly wind. Cloudy skies overhead set the stage for the rain which is just now showing up 150 miles to our east.
Rain will return today with widespread light to moderate showers and some heavy mixed in. Thunderstorms will not be widespread and will primarily be reserved for south and southeastern counties. No severe weather is expected with this round of rain and storms; however, a few strong wind gusts are possible. Heavy rain at times may cause minor flooding. Some creeks, streams, and rivers are still at flood stage and the additional inch to inch and a half may cause some to overflow their banks. Watch for high water through the next 24 hours. Rain will taper and exit early Sunday morning. This is not a traditional front where we lose cloud coverage afterwards. We will actually warm up a few degrees despite keeping cloudy skies. Still, prepare for a chilly weekend with a wet Saturday. Next week looks a little more promising with a few more dry days, but a midweek storm looks to bring back rain and thunderstorms.