Rain begins Friday, gusty winds and flooding possible Saturday

*WIND ADVISORY – SATURDAY 3AM-MIDNIGHT EST*

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Starting this Friday off with mild temps and light to moderate rainfall from Louisville to areas north and west of the city. Today begins the next 48 hours of very active weather for our region. Temperatures will warm up to the mid 60s this afternoon as warm air streams in with the moisture along a slow-moving frontal boundary and a few waves of low pressure. 

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Heading into tonight and tomorrow we can expect rounds of rain to continue and wind gusts to remain high. Gusts will be in the 20-30 mph range today and 30-40 mph (possibly higher) range tomorrow. Heaviest rain and strongest winds are likely to occur Saturday afternoon as the frontal boundary pushes into and through Kentuckiana. We could see a Flash Flood Watch issued ahead of this. A few rumbles of thunder can’t be ruled out as well. Overall we’re expecting anywhere from 1-3″ of rain between today and tomorrow. We are in the Marginal risk category for severe weather (1 out of 5 on scale).

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Once the front moves through we’ll start to dry out on Sunday and see a big drop in temps from a high in the low 70s Saturday to upper 40s Sunday. More rain chances as a system pushes through in the middle of next week. 

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FRIDAY: Scattered showers, and mild temperatures.  High: 66.  Wind: S 10-20 mph.

TONIGHT: Scattered showers. Mild temps. Low: 60. Wind: S 10-20 mph.

SATURDAY: Scattered showers & storms, flooding and gusty winds possible. High: 71.  Wind: S 15-30 mph, gust 40-45 mph.

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