Wet weather moves in for the weekend

Periods of heavy rainfall Saturday night and Sunday could lead to minor flooding problems in some locations.

High pressure will bring dry weather and gradually clearing skies to the Valley today. The afternoon should allow for some sunshine and decent temperatures locally.

A strong storm system will travel through the Ohio Valley region bringing widespread rain to the area over the weekend. If you need to get some work done outdoors, Saturday morning will be your best opportunity. Locally, we should start to see generally rain move into our area after lunchtime. Expect scattered light showers in the afternoon but rain will eventually become heavier and more widespread Saturday afternoon as the system travels east across southern Ohio. A non-severe thunderstorm will be possible in the afternoon as well. Rain is then likely to continue Saturday night.

As the storm system continues toward New Jersey on Sunday, moisture wrapping around behind it will keep the rain going fairly steady Sunday morning. Basically, Sunday looks like a washout. We should start to see rain taper off in the afternoon finally ending Sunday night as the system departs. Fair weather returns on Monday.

The only good part of our weekend weather will be the mild temperatures – especially on Saturday. Temperatures will start out warm on Sunday but trend downward through the day behind the system’s cold front. Gusty wind will be possible Sunday afternoon and evening behind the cold front.

This storm system has the potential to tap into some hefty Gulf moisture which may bring 0.75″ to 1.00″ of rain to the area through the weekend. There is also a potential for heavy rainfall Saturday night and Sunday which could bring minor flooding issues to some neighborhoods.

Model temperature trends show mild temperatures will likely continue into the first week of May.

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