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Heavy rain possible through Saturday night

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The Stateline will be a little waterlogged before the weekend is out with a lot more rain on the way.

Scattered showers and storms are expected for much of Saturday, though a short break is possible at times Saturday morning. Heavy rainfall is possible at times, so be ready for more downpours. We could see another 1/2" or so for rainfall during the day on Saturday.

Our best chance for stronger thunderstorms is Saturday night. Strong wind gusts would be the main threat, with gusts up to 50 mph. In addition, heavy to very heavy rainfall may be moving through at this time. There is plenty of available moisture in the atmosphere to produce some periods of heavy downpours. This may lead to localized flooding, especially in areas that usually don't drain well. 1" to 2" of rainfall may come during this round, so watch out for flash flooding on the roads! The heavy rainfall should be over by late Saturday night.

Rain will wrap up late Saturday night and into early Sunday morning. Be sure to have your gutters, downspouts, and storm drains cleared of any leaves to prevent flooded roads and water issues around your house.

Check out our Interactive Radar to stay up to date on all the weather.

- Chief Meteorologist Alex Kirchner

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