Get ready for yet another soaking rainstorm. For the third time in less than a week we are looking at a storm that is going to dump at least 1-2 inches of rain upon the city and surrounding suburbs. The rain is expected to begin late tonight. Before the storm arrives, and after the fog dissipates, we should have a very pleasant afternoon with clearing skies and a high in the lower 60s.

The rain is expected to begin in the very early morning hours on Thursday. A storm moving up through the Ohio Valley will push a thick layer of moist air our way. That low will meet up with the leading edge of an upper level trough, and that is the perfect combination for heavy springtime rain. The rain is expected to last all day, with thunderstorms possible in the afternoon.

Because rivers are already high and the ground is saturated, the National Weather Service has already issued a flood watch.

The worst of the April showers should be over by tomorrow night as the storm and upper level support moves northward. We could see some lingering showers on Friday, but we'll otherwise have a mix of sun and clouds and a high near 50. High pressure builds in for the weekend, giving us plenty of sun and highs in the mid 50s on Saturday and close to 60 on Sunday.