With heavy rain on the way, today and tomorrow is a 4WARN WEATHER ALERT day.


We start with clouds and mild temperatures in the low to upper 50s.WSMV DMA TEMPS ZOOM1_EffectSquiggle Autoplot

We have been forecasting the rain all week and it is officially knocking on the door, widespread pushing west to east (9:48 AM)…VIDEO RADAR SPONSOR

As a cold front pushed east through our state, it will bring rounds of heavy downpours and the potential for flooding with it.VIDEO VIPIR

I’m expecting 2-4″ of rainfall totals with local amounts exceeding that.PAUL ECMWF RAIN

This leads to a FLASH FLOOD WATCH in effect noon today through noon on Saturday. Remember, DO NOT try and drive through water covered roads. As cliche as it may sound “turn around, don’t drown.” WSMV WATCH

Here’s the timing of the rain…DAPHNE NEW RPM 4KM WxType StationaryDAPHNE NEW RPM 4KM WxType Stationary1DAPHNE NEW RPM 4KM WxType Stationary2DAPHNE NEW RPM 4KM WxType Stationary3DAPHNE NEW RPM 4KM WxType Stationary4DAPHNE NEW RPM 4KM WxType Stationary5

The heaviest of the rain pushes out on Saturday morning with lingering showers for the remainder of the day. DAPHNE NEW RPM 4KM WxType Stationary6DAPHNE NEW RPM 4KM WxType Stationary7

Much cooler air behind this cold front settles in on Christmas Eve (Sunday), leading to the possibility of snow flurries. I’ll have the latest timing on that plus your Christmas Day forecast coming up on News 4 at noon today. Hope you join me!

-Meteorologist Daphne DeLoren

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