From the TV 5 Forecast Center:
*** WITH MILD TEMPERATURES CONTINUING TODAY AND MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN FORECAST FOR LATER TODAY THROUGH TONIGHT, THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CONTINUES THE FLOOD WATCH FOR THE ENTIRE STATE THROUGH WEDNESDAY. RIVER LEVELS ARE ALREADY HIGH SO CONTINUED SNOW MLET COMBINED WITH RAINFALL ESPECIALLY LATER TODAY AND TONIGHT COULD LEAD TO FLOODING ON SAME AREA RIVERS AND STREAMS AS WELL AS AN INCREASED THREAT OF ICE JAMS. ***
A strong cold front is expected to move into the state later today and tonight bringing us some wet weather especially during the afternoon and into the nighttime hours. We’ll see cloudy skies and scattered showers early this afternoon then the showers will become a steadier, heavier rain from west to east across the state as we progress through the afternoon and into the evening hours. Despite the clouds and rain today, temperatures will remain mild with high a couple degrees either side of 60°. Rain will be heavy at times tonight as the front crosses the state. Colder air moving in on the backside of the cold front will allow for a changeover to mixed precipitation and/or snow before precipitation tapers off late. Temperatures will fall to the 20s and 30s for nighttime lows.
We may see a few lingering rain/snow showers to start Wednesday especially over eastern parts of the state otherwise expect clearing skies as the morning progresses with a good amount of sunshine by afternoon. Much colder weather moving in behind the front will give us high temperatures only in the 30s to around 40° Wednesday afternoon. Northwest winds will average about 15-25 MPH throughout the day so that combined with temps in the 30s to near 40° will give you wind chills in the teens and 20s at times. The good news is that the chilly air doesn’t last too long as temperatures will warm back to the 40s on Thursday and 50s on Friday with plenty of sunshine both days.
Rest of Today: cloudy with scattered showers becoming a steadier and heavier rain from west to east across the state later in the day. Mild with highs between 54°-64°, coolest along the coast. South wind 10-20 MPH with gusts to 35-45 MPH possible especially towards the coast.
Tonight: rain, heavy at times. Rain will change to mix and possibly all snow briefly before coming to an end from west to east across the state after midnight. Lows between 23°-37°. Winds will become northwest 15-25 MPH.
Wednesday: lingering rain/snow showers early then clearing skies and much colder. Highs between 30°-40°. Northwest wind 15-25 MPH. Wind chills will feel like it’s in the teens and 20s at times.
Thursday: mostly sunny and a bit milder with highs in the 40s to near 50°.
Friday: mostly sunny with highs in the 50s.
Saturday: variably cloudy. Few showers possible. Highs in the 50s.
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