19 First Alert Weather Day: Incoming heavy rains pose flooding threat on Thursday

First Alert: Incoming heavy rains pose flooding threat on Thursday

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Energy moving along a stationary front could bring a few stray showers to our southern counties this evening. Another area of low pressure will push through tonight into Thursday, bringing multiple rounds of rain and rumbles through the morning and afternoon.

We’ve issued a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY for Thursday, for the concern of more flooding. Especially areas that are already Saturday and dealing with flooding, as well as river gauges that are near flood stage. An additional 1-3″ of rain is expected through the day Thursday. The first wave will be during the morning and will impact the morning commute. Another wave is expected in the afternoon, so the evening commute won’t be dry either. Ponding and high water on the roads will be something to watch for Thursday.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through 8 PM Thursday evening, so we'll slowly start drying out through the night. Scattered showers will be around through midnight.

The first day of summer is still looking good! Expect highs in the low 70s with clouds decreasing through the day.

Some better news? The weekend is NOT looking so miserable! Stray showers will be around late Saturday with spotty shower chances Sunday. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid to upper 70s, and we're back near 80 by Sunday.

Storm chances return for early next week before drier weather settles back in. It’ll be warmer next week too, with highs in the low 80s through Wednesday.

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