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Flash Flood Watch, Rainy Days & Cooler Temps Ahead

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH has been issued for the region by the National Weather Service in Wilmington from 2 p.m. Friday through Saturday afternoon.

A strengthening low pressure system will move northeast through the Ohio Valley Friday night and Saturday, interacting with a moist airmass to produce widespread showers and thunderstorms.

2 to 3 inches of rain are possible through Saturday afternoon. Locally heavier rainfall in excess of 3 inches will also be possible, the NWS reported.

Local rivers will also see a substantial rise with some spots possibly experiencing minor flooding.

Friday's high will reach 81 degrees before falling to the mid-60's overnight.

The days ahead will be cooler than recent weeks.

Saturday's high will reach just 72, accompanied by the expected heavy rain. Saturday's overnight low will drop into the mid-50's. On Sunday expect mostly sunny skies with a high of 76, then clouds later and an overnight low of 62.

Monday through Wednesday are expected to be wet with showers and thunderstorms, with highs in the mid to upper 70's, though Wednesday could reach 82. Lows will be in the 60's. 

On Thursday, the skies will be sunny again with a high near 82.