Heavy rain and flooding give way to shot of wintry weather
Moderate to heavy rain will fall through the day Saturday with the intensity backing off by afternoon. Standing water and areas of high water have already developed, but will become more widespread through the day. River flooding then begins tonight and Sunday on all area rivers. Temperatures will fall through the day from the 50s this morning into the middle 30s by 5 p.m. in most locations. It will also turn breezy as low pressure tracks just south of the area.
The forecast is complicated beyond 5 p.m. because cold air will be in place, but how cold will it be? It will come down to a couple of degrees to determine when and if we switch over to a wintry mix this evening. If we do, slick roads and issues will arise. If temperatures stay just warm enough where you are, we may stay mainly wet through the evening before everyone drops cold enough to see a changeover to a wintry mix and eventually snow after 10 p.m.
With the risk of a wintry mix and snow, a Winter Weather Advisory has been hoisted for many counties to go alongside the Flood Watch. Travel issues are expected north of U.S. 6 tonight into Sunday morning before precipitation ends by dawn Sunday.
Milder and quieter weather then greets the region Monday and Tuesday before multiple chances of rain, a mix and snow return to the forecast.
Today: Rain likely, flooding possible. Breezy. Temperatures fall to 33 by late afternoon.
Tonight: Rain turns to a wintry mix and then snow. Breezy. Low of 25
Sunday: Cloudy. High of 32.
Monday: Mostly cloudy. High of 39.