Flood Watch for Parts of WNY, Leftover rain from Gordon

Remnants of 'Gordon' set to surge into the tri-state

A widespread soaking rain is forecast for our part of Missouri and IL for the start of the weekend with scattered thunderstorms continuing to move in this afternoon.

Saturday's warmest temperatures, in the lower 70s, are forecast in the early morning hours.

Forecasters have issued a flash flood watch for the region starting Saturday afternoon through early Monday morning. Remnants of Gordon along the front just to the south is continues to make its way into our area.

On Thursday, north of Jackson, Mississippi, more than 10 inches of rain fell, flooding streets and neighborhoods. If driving during heavy rains, watch out for rising water levels and do not drive into water, even if it appears shallow.

The area of heaviest rain will arrive Friday night through Saturday afternoon. "Some locations will see upwards of 6-8" of rain total with this combination storm system.

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It is an active forecast as we head throughout the weekend here in the Commonwealth. The additional lift created by the low pressure will aid in more widespread rain and increase the rainfall rates.

Rivers are rising, too.

Portions of the Missouri River also are at or near technical flood stage.

Stay with 5 on Your Side as we track the rain and thunderstorms across the region into this weekend.

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