You will need the umbrella and the rain boots if you'll be headed downtown today to catch some beads and moonpies. A front slipping south across the area will cause squally weather across our inland zones through early afternoon then it'll slip into our coastal counties by this evening. Rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches are possible over already saturated soil. So, the potential for flooding will be a high concern. More rounds of rain are expected overnight with lows tumbling into the 50s.
The wet weather does not ease up for Fat Tuesday instead it will ramp up with the potential for some threatening storms as well. Off and on rainstorms persist through early Ash Wednesday morning. The parades will roll unless there is lightning around. A bigtime improvement comes just in time for Valentine's Day with clear skies and highs averaging around 60. A push of colder air arrives this weekend, with highs Saturday and Sunday in the mid to upper 50s, with wake up readings around freezing (32 degrees).
Meteorologist, Kelly Foster