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Record rain yesterday. Record heat today?

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Good Saturday.  The flooding threat continues after record rainfall on Christmas Day.  At the airport we saw 4.14" of rain, shattering the old record of 2.01" set in 1973.  For December, we are up to 9.02" , well above the average this far into the month of 4.02".

The heavy rains continue to pose a flooding problem along area creeks and streams as well as for individual roads.  Numerous FLOOD WARNINGS are in effect today.

I expect more areas of heavy rain this morning, but we will see the rain tapering off late morning through the afternoon.  Still it will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a sprinkle or two.  As the rain diminishes, the heat will ramp up.  The record high is 73, and I am forecasting us to tie that number as we head through the afternoon.

Tonight will be mostly cloudy as the low drops to 62.  Sunday will be warm and mostly cloudy with the high getting up to 74.

Sunday looks to be another record breaker with the temperature.  The record high is 72.  I am forecasting 74.  We should get a break from the rain, but skies will remain mostly cloudy with a slight chance for an isolated sprinkle.

Monday will be close to the record high of 73 with a high of 72, bu the focus will shift back to the rainfall.  A cold front will move in bringing more widespread showers and storms Monday afternoon into Monday night.

Tuesday will be mostly sunny, and we will finally start to cool at least a little with the high staying at a more respectable 63.

Just a preview, but be watching NEXT weekend.  Highs will be dropping into the 40s and lows could get down into the 20s!

For the interactive radar, download the WRCB weather app.  David Karnes

SATURDAY:

8am... Rain, 63

Noon... Overcast/Sprinkle?, 69

5pm... Overcast/Sprinkle, 73

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