Rain in the Forecast, Next Front Arrives Saturday Night

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Enjoy the attractive weather today and have a great weekend!

In a hydrologic outlook statement that was updated on Thursday, the Weather Service said weekend rains could push some rivers above flood stage. Increasing clouds, with a high near 38.

But forecasters noted that timing and location of heavy rain this weekend remains uncertain.

Clearer conditions with cold temperatures on Friday. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49. Winds will be very light from the East only up to 10 miles per hour. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night: Lows tonight are going to drop down into the low to mid 40's. Southeast wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

Saturday: Rain. High near 51. West wind 10 to 14 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 20 miles per hour.

Swollen Seine causing Paris floods
In total, 20 departments across the country were issued orange alerts on Friday morning - 13 for flood risk (see map below). Residents on a small boat leave home in a flooded street of Villeneuve-Saint-Georges, near Paris , France.

Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers.

Scattered showers, mainly after 9pm. Breezy, with an east wind around 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 24 miles per hour.

Friday night: Rain. Temperature rising to around 43 by 5 a.m. Winds could gust as high as 30 miles per hour. Light and variable wind becoming west 8 to 13 miles per hour in the morning.

Friday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 45. Breezy, with a west wind 7 to 12 miles per hour increasing to 15 to 20 miles per hour in the afternoon.

Friday night and into Saturday morning brings a better chance for wide spread snow showers across the region. South southeast wind 11 to 18 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 30 miles per hour.