Friday, April 4 Forecast Discussion

Rain is continuing to exit, but most of us are now dry after about an inch fell across the area this morning from showers and storms. Skies are clearing to the west, and we should get some breaks across most of the area before we hit sunset tonight. Those breaks in the clouds will allow lows to fall into the upper 40s overnight.

Temperatures will struggle to warm up tomorrow thanks to clouds returning from the south and a northerly wind. The front that has just cleared the area will return northward in the evening hours as a warm front and start spreading rain across the area. Locations around Highway 84 will see the rain first around sunset; Interstate 20/Highway 80 will see rain before midnight; Highways 16 and 14 will see rain around 2am.

Rain will fall throughout the day on Sunday and linger until Monday morning around sunrise. A few embedded storms may be possible Sunday afternoon and evening, and one or two may get strong to severe with some gusty winds, but that is a very small chance as all of the rain and cool temperatures should keep our severe threat at bay.

By the time rain ends Monday morning, we could see anywhere between 2 and 5 plus inches locally, making this rainfall event a major flooding concern for us. All of the rain will be falling on top of an inch we already saw today, so isolated spots could have upwards of 6 inches of rain by Monday afternoon. Be sure to monitor locals streams and creeks for any flooding potential into next week.

Rain will fall one more time for us on Tuesday in the form of showers as an upper level low swings over head and rings out any remaining moisture. We finally dry out Wednesday and highs will rebound back into the 70s as we close out next week with another run towards 80.


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