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Williams County is in for a wet weekend as rains continue into Saturday evening.

The National Weather Service is predicting 2-4 inches of total rain between Friday and Saturday evening, said Nathan Marsili, a meteorologist for the NWS of Northern Indiana.

“Things should dry out Saturday night into Sunday,” he said. “But, we could have some flooding from that 2-4 inches of total rain, especially river flooding is looking possible for that period.”

While the rain will stop on Saturday evening, Marsili expected the flooding and the runoff to continue into Sunday.

Some river sites in the area, he said, are forecasted for moderate flooding, with the rivers already seeing a “pretty good rise” in response to the ½ to 1 ¼ inches of rain received between Thursday night and Friday afternoon.

“There could be some pretty substantial river flooding and some areal flooding in low-lying areas near creeks and streams,” Marsili added. “There could be some streets that have issues, too, with some possible road closures.”

The heaviest rain in the area is expected to hit Saturday morning and continue through the late afternoon to early evening.

The rain, itself, won’t be a downpour, Marsili said, but more of a steady, moderate rain throughout the day.

Temperatures will fall just below freezing Sunday and Monday nights, he added, with temperatures in the mid-30s on Tuesday.

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