Sunrise Weather (5/18) Heavy Rainfall Likely

Flash flood watch issued for the entire area

 

 

Today: Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. High: 85. Winds: SE 10 – 20 mph. Rain chance 40%.

Tonight: Rain likely heavy rain possible. Low: 75. Winds: SE 10 – 20 mph. Rain chance 70%.

Wednesday: Rain likely, heavy rain and flooding possible. High: 81. Winds: SE 10 – 20 mph. Rain chance 100%

Extended forecast: Thursday thru Monday: Highs in the 80’s, lows in the 70’s. Cloudy skies with daily rain chances.

Synopsis: Heavy rain potential over the next several days, as disturbances aloft pass through. The atmosphere is primed for heavy rain and strong thunderstorms. We already have saturated soils in the area, and any additional rainfall will run off and cause flooding to occur. As the main upper disturbance passes through Wednesday, and especially Wednesday night, the flooding rain and severe weather threat will be at a maximum. A flash flood watch is in effect for the entire area through Thursday afternoon. High rain chances and flooding potential exists well into the weekend, then rain chances will slowly reduce by Sunday. Watch weather developments over the next several days. ~ Trey