Flood Watch still in effect as rain moves through the Carolinas

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Rain will continue through the evening hours, although radar trends suggest the heaviest rain is drifting to our East. Fortunately, for most of the day the heaviest rain has avoided our far Western counties where the snow-pack is deepest, so this has been a good thing.

We’ve avoided any flooding problems until now but we’ve still got a way to go so the Flood Watch remains in effect until late Saturday afternoon.

The area of low pressure is still over Louisiana late this afternoon, about 600 miles away, so it will take a while before it clears the Carolinas. So until it does, periods of rain will remain in the forecast through tonight and tomorrow.

An upper level low moves overhead on Saturday and will keep our weather pattern unsettled for at least the first half of the weekend, but unlike today, it will not be a total washout. Expect patchy rain to linger on Saturday, especially early on before we tend to dry out later in the day. Highs will push the upper 50s Saturday afternoon so it will be a more comfortable day following today's chill.

The forecast for Sunday looks even better, with at least partial sunshine and afternoon readings rising to about 60° and that trend is likely to continue into Monday as well.

Have a great weekend!

- Meteorologist Lyndsay Tapases

First Alert Forecast: Friday, Dec. 14, 2018

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