Saturday, April 5 Forecast Discussion

By: Aaron Morrison Email
By: Aaron Morrison Email

Skies remained mostly clear for a good part of the day, but as we head into the evening hours clouds will thicken. Rain showers have already developed well to our south and will continue to trek northward over the next couple of hours. With the thick layer of clouds that will hold in place over the next 24-36 hours, our temperatures won't move much. Overnight temperatures will hold near 50 degrees with some northern locations hitting the upper 40s. Rain is our main concern as we head into the overnight hours, with area lakes and rivers already nearing flood stage. As we head into the next 24-36 hours flooding will be a huge possibility for the entire Newscenter 11 viewing area. Flash Flood Watches are already in effect for everyone until Monday morning.

Rain and storms (some severe) will continue to fall throughout the day on Sunday and linger into the morning hours on Monday. A few of the storms that do reach severe criteria will have some gusty winds associated with them. The threat of any tornado developing is very limited as the rain and temperatures will inhibit any severe threat.

As Monday dawns, the entire viewing area could see anywhere from 2 to 5 inches of rain with some isolated spots seeing anymore. This rainfall event will be a major flooding concern for us.

Isolated rain showers will stick around for us for Tuesday and by Wednesday we will remain dry and sunny. In fact, the clear skies will stay with us throughout the remainder of the week, with temperatures making a run near 70 again. Another shot of rain looks to develop by the weekend as another system develops in the plains.

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