Rain continues into the weekend with a cool down

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Temperatures reached back into the mid to upper 50s this afternoon, but with rain showers. The heaviest activity has been concentrated in our southern counties and will continue to trend more south with heaviest amounts through the evening and overnight. A Flash Flood Watch has been issued until Saturday at 1 PM because of heavy rain expected. Be extra cautious around low lying areas. Temperatures tonight will drop into the upper 40s with continued rain showers. Expect widespread shower activity through your Saturday morning and into portions of the afternoon. Rain totals, especially in southern counties look to be between 2” to 4” by the time rain activity rolls out late Saturday afternoon. Highs Saturday will be reached early on and slow drop through the day thanks to the passage of a cold front. Most rain activity looks to clear the area by early evening Saturday. With wet spots and dropping temperatures, some slick spots will be possible Sunday morning. Highs for your Christmas Eve Day will top out around 40 degrees with a late chance for a slight rain-snow mix and flurries. A few flurries are possible for your Christmas Day morning and some slick spots will be possible once again. Temperatures will stay around the mid 30s through the remainder of the week with a mix of sun and clouds at times. A slight chance for a rain-snow mix returns Friday.

-Meteorologist Elise Dolinar