FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Heavy rain, flooding possible Monday


The Live 5 Weather team is declaring Monday a FIRST ALERT WEATHER DAY because of the potential of heavy rain and potential isolated flooding.

Rain will become more widespread into the late morning hours on Monday and will remain quite consistent through the remainder of the day.

“We are expecting one to three inches of rain as a strong gulf storm moves east and redevelops off the coast,” Chief Meteorologist Bill Walsh said.

Heavy rain could be an issue around the time of high tide on Monday, approximately 3:24 p.m., and we could see some minor flooding of the typical low-lying areas, Meteorologist Stephanie Sine said.

“Another issue will be strong wind through Monday, with gusts up to 35 mph possible,” Sine said. “Be sure to gather any loose items outdoors and bring them inside before the wind picks up!”

There will also be a high risk of rip currents on Monday.

Wet Monday on the way with 1-3” possible. Rainfall could be heavy at times. @Live5News new at 11 with #firstalertweather#futuretracker latest update.

— Bill Walsh (@BILLWALSHTV) April 22, 2018

Rain chances decrease on Tuesday, but we could still see a few leftover showers or even thunderstorms.

Warmer temperatures, around 80, return by Wednesday with a seasonable end to the week expected, back in the mid 70s.

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We will update this story with any changes to the forecast. Check back for updates.

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