Hot temperatures, strong thunderstorms possible through weekend

Caroline Beck
May 6, 2017

Earlier this week, the National Weather Service said rain that was falling Monday and continued Tuesday could lead to minor flooding of the Kennebec River in Somerset County.

Tonight through Friday morning, 2-to-3 inches of rain is possible and that will prompt a new Flash Flood Watch for central IN beginning tonight and continuing into the wee hours of the morning Friday.

Heavier rains of 2 to 4 inches are expected in southern and central Missouri.

Forecasters say coverage and intensity of showers will increase during the morning and continue through late afternoon Friday.

The weather service said there is a possibility of flooding along area rivers, creeks and streams along and south of the Missouri River in the region.

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That warning, which encompasses Little Rock and Hot Springs, is in effect until 9:15 p.m. Wednesday.

According to the weather service, heavy rain was deemed possible today into Friday. Urban areas are at the most risk of flash flooding because of concrete and asphalt surfaces that don't allow the water to penetrate into the soil easily.

The Southeast will see thunderstorms that may produce damaging wind gusts and heavy rain. Low around 48. Northeast wind 15 to 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 28 miles per hour. Rain will linger Friday morning, and it will be windy and cooler with high temperatures in the mid 70s.

Sunday - Mostly sunny skies.

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