More Rain, Heavy At Times, Expected Tonight


UPDATED: Sunday December 22, 2013 6:07 AM

SATURDAY AFTERNOON WEATHER DISCUSSION
Date: Dec. 21st    Time: 3:00pm    Meteorologist: Eric Elwell
Your Doppler 10 Forecast
This Evening:    Rain, heavy at times. A few strong storms possible. Breezy.
Tonight:    Rain, heavy at times. Mild.   Low: 58
Tomorrow:    Rain, heavy at times early in the day. Tapering to showers in the afternoon. Breezy and turning cooler late.  High: 60
Monday    Mostly cloudy and colder. A few snow showers or flurries possible, High: 36
    
Special Information:
    A FLOOD WATCH is in effect for all of central Ohio tonight into Sunday morning as an unseasonably strong storm system moves across the Ohio Valley. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be likely overnight into early Sunday morning. The additional rainfall will likely lead to flooding in flood-prone areas. Many rivers and streams will likely climb above flood stage overnight into Sunday. Travelers are highly encouraged not to attempt to cross flooded roadways, especially at night. There is also a slight risk for strong to severe storms early this evening along and south of Interstate 70, which could include damaging winds.
   The heavy rain will taper off by late Sunday with much cooler air returning Sunday night. Some icy spots will be possible by Monday morning as standing water may freeze as temperatures drop. A few snow showers or flurries will be possible as highs only reach into the 30’s to start next week.

Alerts : FLOOD WATCH for all of central Ohio through Sunday morning. A Slight Risk for severe storms through tonight.
   
Inconvenient Weather: Rain, heavy at times will continue across central Ohio overnight into Sunday morning. The rain combined with already saturated ground from recent snow melt will lead to areas of flooding, especially in flood-prone areas. Also, as the strong storm system moves through the Ohio Valley tonight, there is a slight risk for severe storms which could include damaging winds. The severe weather threat will diminish by midnight. The flooding threat will remain possible along rivers and streams through Monday.

Planning Your Day:  Rain, heavy at times will be likely through Sunday morning. The rain will taper off to showers by late Sunday. Much cooler air will arrive Sunday night with a chance for snow showers or flurries by Monday morning.  

Stats:  Averages: 38/25  Saturday’s Record High: 64 (1967)  Record Low: -10 (1989)
           Sunset tonight: 5:10 p.m.   -  Sunrise/set Sunday:  7:50 a.m. / 5:10 p.m.

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