Widespread heavy rainfall expected next week

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Today turned out to be absolutely beautiful with plenty of sunshine. Highs today warmed up into the low 60s after starting out in the low 40s this morning. Sunday will showcase much of the same. Get out and enjoy it because the week ahead will be very unsettled with several rounds of heavy rainfall.

Clear skies expected with only a light breeze. This will allow low temperatures tonight to fall into the low 40s again. A few locations, especially north of the interstate may reach the upper 30s overnight.

Expect a calm and dry end to the weekend. After a chilly start in the morning, high temperatures will warm close to 70, especially the further south that you go. Southerly winds 5 to 15 mph will begin to pull in a lot of warm, moist air back into the region. This is all ahead of our next storm system.

A cold front will make its way into the twin states Monday and eventually stall out - allowing for several disturbances to ride along the frontal boundary through out the week ahead. Models are in agreement that the front will not get pushed out of the area until Thursday. There will be periods of heavy rainfall, along with the chance of thunderstorms. While widespread severe weather is not expected, we can't completely rule out an isolated strong storm but the chance for that right now is relatively low. The bigger concern is going to be heavy rain, with the majority of the area expected to receive at least 2 inches of rain. Locally higher amounts are expected. It's all going to depend on where the training of storms occurs. Stay tuned with Newcenter 11 through out the weekend for the latest.