What you need to know April 18

What you need to know April 18
Rain is causing flooding in the Heartland (Source: Pixabay)

(KFVS) - Good morning, it is Thursday, April 18.

First Alert Forecast

Today is a wet one. In fact, Brian Alworth says we’ll have active and wet weather for the next couple of days as a major weather system sets up shop in our region.

A cold front is moving in bringing scattered showers and thunderstorms today.

There is a limited risk of severe storms early, but most storms are expected to remain below official severe limits. Heavy downpours could be an issue today given saturated ground and high rivers.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for our southern counties. It will be turning cooler during the afternoon behind the cold front, with air temps falling into the 50s.

Rain will linger into this evening before ending temporarily later tonight.

Tomorrow we will have to deal with the upper level part of this system and that means cool and cloudy with more rain developing - especially in the afternoon. It will be chilly and breezy with daytime temps in the 40s and 50s.

Chilly rain could linger into Friday evening before things begin to dry out west to east Friday night.

At this point upper low looks to be far enough away that we’ll be dry and becoming mostly sunny by Saturday…and sunny and warmer for Easter Sunday.

Overall a pretty nice Easter weekend after a couple of very soggy days.

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