Tracking rain and storms overnight, another round on Friday
TONIGHT: Showers and storms develop along a cold front across the southern half of the area, bringing heavy rain before daybreak. A few storms near I-44 could bring quarter size hail before midnight. Lows in the upper 30s to around 40.
TOMORROW: Mostly cloudy in the morning with a lull in rain until mid-afternoon. More rain and storms developing and spreading north during the afternoon and evening. Highs in the mid-40s.
EXTENDED: The cold front that pushed through this morning brought temperatures down into the 40s across most of our area, but it will become a focal boundary for repeated rounds of rain and storms overnight and into tomorrow. A few storms before midnight could be strong with up to quarter size hail along I-44. The main concern into Friday will be the threat for flooding south of Highway 50 where 2-3" of rain could fall through Friday night. The main push of rain diminishes early Friday morning, leaving us with a lull in widespread rain until about mid-afternoon Friday before low pressure riding along the cold front moves northeast and produces another batch of showers and thunderstorms across much of the area. Rain looks to exit early Saturday morning, leaving us with temperatures in the upper 30s to around 40 by daybreak. Highs on Saturday rebound back into the upper 50s with partly cloudy skies. Another disturbance moves through between Sunday afternoon and Monday, bringing another shot at some rain as we head into next week. Next week is cooler to start, but an active pattern sets up yet again with strong low pressure bringing rain and storms between late Wednesday and Thursday.