Heavy rain, severe storms possible Saturday

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Sunny weather continues for the first half of the work week with daytime highs in the lower 80s. Friday our skies will clear and stay that way throughout the weekend.

SATURDAY NIGHT DETAILS: Expect partly to mostly cloudy skies and the risk for a stray shower will be minimal, around 10-20%.

"Good Saturday morning! A large, slow-moving storm system is bringing winter is back to the area with a vengeance this weekend". Lows Monday will dip into the upper 30s to low 40s.

As of Saturday afternoon, much of our area was already under a "Slight Risk" for severe weather.

Saturday and Sunday are forecast to be delightful, with abundant sun and highs both days near 80 degrees. Some of these storms could be strong to severe, with gusty winds being the main threats although some small hail and even an isolated tornado is not out of the question.

Heavy rain, severe storms possible Saturday
Heavy rain, severe storms possible Saturday

Other than that, we are watching the overall coverage of rain as it falls during the late morning and early afternoon. By Friday another storm should be bringing wind, colder air, and a chance for rain and snow to the region. "1" to 2" of rain (with possible minor street flooding), damaging wind (up 40 to 60 mph), and the possibility of downed trees and power lines.

A powerful storm system sweeping through the central US has knocked down trees in many places and caused power outages, including thousands in MI.

"Winds still remain the biggest concern as some stronger storms could produce 40+ miles per hour winds", Prinz said.

Temperatures on Monday will increase around 10° for most of us with a lot of melting going on. Chance of rain near 100 percent. Expect highs in the upper 50s and low 60s.

The National Weather Service predicts a fairly dry week, but conditions may change by the weekend.

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