Metro-East News

Metro-east under flash flood watch until Saturday; more rain expected

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood advisory followed by a flash flood watch early Friday morning in the metro-east.

The flash flood advisory is expected to be in effect until 10 a.m. Friday while a flash flood watch is expected to last until 7 a.m. Saturday, affecting several counties in the metro-east, including St. Clair, Madison, Randolph and Monroe.

Rain and thunderstorms are expected before noon Friday and before 3 a.m. with some storms producing heavy rainfall.

A full forecast is detailed below:

Today...Cloudy. Occasional showers and thunderstorms in the morning...Then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Locally heavy rainfall possible. High in the mid 80s. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.

Tonight...Occasional showers and thunderstorms. Locally heavy rainfall possible. Low around 70. South wind around 10 mph in the evening shifting to the southwest after midnight. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Saturday...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning...Then sunny in the afternoon. High in the upper 70s. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph.

Saturday night...Cooler...Clear. Low in the 50s. Northwest wind around 10 mph in the evening becoming light after midnight.

Sunday...Sunny. High in the upper 70s. Light wind.

Sunday night...Clear. Low in the upper 50s.

Monday...Sunny. High in the lower 80s.

Monday night...Mostly clear. Low around 60.

Tuesday...Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High in the mid 80s.

Tuesday night and Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low in the mid 60s. High around 80.

Wednesday night...Mostly cloudy. Low in the lower 60s.

Thursday...Partly sunny with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. High around 80.

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