A flood watch is in effect through Sunday morning. A frontal system will remain nearly stationary over the region during the next several days as a series of low pressure systems from the southeastern U.S. track northeast along the boundary. Each system will bring widespread light rain, with periods of moderate rainfall expected at times. This in combination with very saturated soil conditions from repeated recent rainfall during the past several weeks and recent snow and ice melt will lead to increased to excessive runoff of rainwater, which will enhance the threat for flooding of creeks and streams, and possibly even mainstem rivers during the next several days into early next week. Widespread and frequent light rain, with periods of moderate rain is expected at times. Rainfall totals of 1 to 3 inches expected through Sunday. Flooding of low-lying, poor drainage, and normally flood prone areas. Some roads in flood prone areas may become flooding. Small creeks and streams will be subject to flooding over the next several days. Mainstem rivers could also see minor flooding over the next several days into early next week.
In the forecast – 100 percent chance of rain today, tonight, and Saturday, 80 percent chance Saturday night and 50 percent chance Sunday. Clear nights and sunny days Sunday night through Thursday. Sunday will be windy with gusts up to 38 mph possible. Highs in the 40’s today and tomorrow, in the 60’s Sunday, and 50’s Monday through Thursday. Lows in the 30’s through the period.