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Forecasters: 2-Inches of Rain Possible Tuesday Night As Storm Approaches

A pre-Thanksgiving storm may make traveling a bit more stressful in the coming week, as a storm will whip up winds and drop as much as 2-inches of rain on the region, the National Weather Service said early Monday morning.

Forecast rain totals by early Wednesday morning, Nov. 21-22, 2023. (Credit: NWS)

Forecast rain totals by early Wednesday morning, Nov. 21-22, 2023. (Credit: NWS)

After a mild weekend marked by ample sunshine (see our video we captured of a beautiful sunset Sunday night above, note that some ad blockers may interfere with the video player), the weather will take a turn for the worse as the week begins, with sunny skies on Monday giving way to clouds and rain after dark. The worst of the foul weather will come overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.

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The current forecast calls for sunny skies Monday with a high near 46 degrees. It will become mostly cloudy starting Monday night, with a chance of rain after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Tuesday, as a whole, will be mostly cloudy, with a high near 50.

The storm, overnight Tuesday into Wednesday, has the potential to producem25-35 m.p.h. sustained winds with gusts up to 45 m.p.h. “Widespread” rainfall of 1.5-to-2 inches of rain could fall between Tuesday night and Wednesday, with some localized storms raising the total to nearly three inches – at least in isolated areas.

The storm, however, will be fast-moving. According to the NWS forecast, there will be a chance of rain before 1 p.m. Wednesday, but skies will then turn partly sunny, with a high near 58 degrees. Southwest winds around 15 mph will turn northwest in the afternoon, and gradually calm. Wednesday night’s weather is expected to be rain-free.

For Thanksgiving Day, it will be sunny with a high of 51 degrees, the NWS said.

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