Soaking rain expected Sunday

NOW: Soaking rain expected Sunday

After a pleasant start to the weekend, Sunday will be rather soggy as a low pressure system strengthens and slowly moves through the Great Lakes.

Showers will move into the area from the south tonight, mainly after midnight for most of the area.

Rain looks to pick up in intensity throughout Sunday morning, with heavy rain possible at times. Embedded thunderstorms are possible as well, which would lead to locally heavier downpours.

Showers will continue throughout the afternoon with a possible break in the evening. Showers will turn lighter and more scattered Sunday night into Monday morning, but they look to linger around much of the day Monday as this low pressure system stalls over the Ohio Valley.

There could be some impressive rainfall totals from this system. In general, 1.5-3” of rain looks possible across the area. However, I wouldn’t be surprised to see localized rain totals of 3-4” if multiple storms track over the same areas.

While the showers will be much lighter Sunday night into Monday, northeast winds will start to gust between 25-35 mph, creating 7-9 ft. waves over Lake Michigan. This will cause lakeshore flooding and erosion. A Lakeshore Flood Advisory has been issued for all lakeshore counties from 10 pm Sunday through 7 pm Monday.

Track the rain as it moves into the area by downloading the CBS 58 Ready Weather App.

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