The Storm Prediction Center has issued a ***Tornado Watch*** until 3:00 p.m. for the viewing area. A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area.
The National Weather Service has issued a ***Flood Watch*** for the entire viewing area today. A Flood Watch means flooding is possible, not imminent.
Rain and thunderstorms will be over the area today as a cold front slides over the region. Some rain could be heavy at times. A storm total of 1-3" is possible by later this evening. Daytime highs are forecast in the mid 60s... around the current temperature. Winds will be from the south 10-20 mph. Tonight the front will clear the area and we'll eventually see showers taper off after midnight. Overnight lows are forecast in fall into the mid 40s with northwest wind 10-20 mph behind the front. What a difference a day can make! Yesterday's extended forecast looked totally different from today's. The latest models now are indicating clearing tomorrow and through the weekend! Highs on Thursday are forecast in the upper 50s with northwest winds 10-15 mph. We'll see a nice warm up for the weekend with highs in the 60s.