Wet weekend ahead with Flash Flood Watch in effect for central Indiana

Wet weekend ahead with Flash Flood Watch in effect for central Indiana

Wet weekend ahead with Flash Flood Watch in effect for central Indiana

The weather service said rain is expected to begin Saturday night, with the heaviest rain over western areas.

A Flash Flood Watch is in posted for the St. Louis area Friday into early Sunday morning. This "lift" basically increases the area of rain over Missouri and IL, leading to a heavy rain threat for much of Friday night through Saturday. The forecasted high for Sunday is 15 C. The high Saturday will be 18 C, with temperatures dropping to 11 C overnight Saturday. Flooding along rivers, creeks and streams will be a certainty as early as Saturday but even more risky is the rapid rise in water where heavy rainfall occurs, the could lead to a more life threatening FLASH FLOOD situation.

Sunday, we will start off in the 50s with highs warming into the mid-70s.

We do expect rain-free time to be greatest early on then as we approach late morning showers and a few thunderstorms will increase.

In addition to widespread heavier rainfall locally, excessive rain to our north has resulted in higher river levels.

Over the last seven days, parts of northwestern Travis County, southern Burnet County and northern Blanco County have recorded 6 to 7 inches of rainfall. Cooling is expected throughout the day, to the lower 60s by evening.

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