First Alert: Storms, heavy rain, possible isolated tornado

Published: Mar. 23, 2023 at 3:24 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 24, 2023 at 10:31 PM CDT
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(KFVS) - Some of storms today and early tonight could produce heavy rain. Widespread 2-5 inches of rain is expected across the Heartland with more possible in thunderstorms.

The severe storm threat is significant, especially for the Bootheel, Tennessee and western Kentucky.

Brian Alworth says the rain could result in flash flooding. Drivers should watch for high water, especially on dimly lit roads.

The entire region is under a flood watch through 1 a.m. Saturday.

We can expect storms to continue this evening as a front nears the Heartland. Once again, there is a potential for heavy rains, thunderstorms and the possibility of an isolated tornado.

Storms should push off to the east by about midnight.

Temperatures will remain moderate, from the mid 50s north to near 70 south.

Weekend forecast

Cooler and drier conditions will blow in from the west by Saturday morning.

Saturday afternoon will be cool, dry and breezy with highs near 60 degrees.

After a clear and chilly night, Sunday will be a bit nicer with temperatures rebounding into the upper 60s.

Next week is looking mild and pleasant with only minor weather systems, at least until next Friday.

A stronger system may bring more strong thunderstorms.