Showers will spread across the area this morning, with chances for thunder in the area this afternoon. Rain chances continue through Friday before a cold front ushers in briefly dry conditions Friday evening through Saturday.
Soggy weather will be the weather pattern for the Valley today and Friday as a low pressure system crosses the upper Ohio Valley. While it’s unlikely to rain continuously over the next 48 hours, we will end up with a good soaking.
Showers will be possible through the afternoon on Thursday but the wettest part of the day will be late this afternoon and evening. Showers late today and tonight could be heavy in spots with an occasional rumble of thunder.
SIMULATED radar from the hi-res model through midnight tonight:
Showers and thunderstorms will continue tonight and Friday. We should start to see the odds for rain taper off Friday afternoon before things clear out Friday night. We could see an inch to 1.5 inches of rain over the next 48 – 36 hours.
The rain will be spread out over the next couple of days and, while we will see a good soaking, significant flooding should not be an issue. I would expect some minor street flooding and maybe a few backyard ponds, but the river and local streams should do fine.
Temperatures today should reach the mid to upper 60s this afternoon. Friday will be a bit cooler with afternoon highs in the low 60s.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
Dry weather will return Friday night with sunshine expected on Saturday. Despite the ample sun, temperatures Saturday will be chilly for late April with afternoon highs only reaching the upper 50s.
Rain chances creep back into the forecast Saturday night into Sunday morning as the next low pressure system crosses the Great Lakes. We could get into some spotty sunshine Sunday afternoon with highs once again in the upper 50s.