Heavy rains bring threat of flooding

The bigger story is that this is the first of several rounds of rain and thunderstorms that will bring excessive rain to the region through late Tuesday night.

Forecasters put the metro-east under a flood watch Monday morning as thunderstorms and heavy rain were expected to roll into the area.

Monday night: A 100 percent chance of showers and possibly a thunderstorm, low around 41.

The National Weather Service said rain falling on already saturated ground will likely cause flooding in some areas. The Bourbeuse River will also reach minor flood stage by Wednesday afternoon. Come Friday, that won't change, as a high of 72, low of 50 and north winds from 5 to 10 miles per hour are expected. We will try to dry out Wednesday as highs recover back to the middle 50s with a little sunshine, however, a more impressive shot of cold looks to be on the horizon into next weekend, where we will likely see well below average temperatures.

Thursday: Partly sunny, high near 48.

A Flood Watch will be in effect for much of central in beginning Monday night, and continues through Wednesday morning. Wednesday evening, chances of rain drop down to just 30 percent.

Thursday night, there will be a 50 percent chance of showers with a low of 35, according to the weather service. Highs will be in the mid-60s Saturday and upper 60s Sunday, he said.

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