Flood watch in effect until afternoon

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weather-4-5Last night through this morning many areas have received 1 to 2 inches of precipitation over already saturated grounds. This has caused many area rivers to go into flood or be forecasted to go into flood. Additional light rainfall is expected throughout the day. Do not cross roads that water covered. Remember, “turn around, don’t drown!” Here’s the 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service:

Today: Rain, mainly before 2 p.m. High near 53. Breezy, with a north wind 17 to 26 mph, with gusts as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight: A chance of rain, mainly before 8 p.m. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 38. Northwest wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 57. North northwest wind 8 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 33. North northwest wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light northwest after midnight.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 48.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 73.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 75.

Sunday Night: A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 50%.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 44.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 61.