Rusty's Forecast - Alert Days Wed & Thurs due to rain, flooding and wind

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Showers will be fairly spotty and light the rest of the evening but heavier rain is likely overnight. We'll be stuck under the clouds otherwise as temps stay steady if not rise through the 40s this evening and overnight.

First Alert Days are in place Wednesday and Thursday for the heavier rain and strong wind that is likely to move in. That heavier rain is likely to causing flooding issues in spots as well.

Heavier rain is likely to be in the area during most of the morning hours Wednesday bringing the potential for an additional inch to inch and half of rain. Isolated storms could easily make that heavier in spots as well. That rain combined with snow melt and frozen ground will cause significant runoff into several area rivers. A flood watch is in place Wednesday and Thursday to account for the several rivers that could be at or above flood stage including the Platte, Elkhorn and Missouri rivers.

Lighter showers are expected into Wednesday evening, overnight and Thursday morning. A change over to some light snow is possible by Thursday afternoon but little to no accumulation is likely at this time in the metro. Some snow accumulation is possible northwest of the metro though.

Strong south winds gusting 40 to 60 mph are likely Wednesday then they'll switch to the northwest by Thursday afternoon again gusting 40-60 mph. This a very strong storm system with many facets so stay up to date on the latest.