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An area of showers with an isolated embedded storms will continue to track east across the area through this afternoon.
Showers and a few thunderstorms will track across the area this afternoon. Attention then turns to the potential for quite a bit of rain across the region from Friday night through the weekend. Confidence continues to grow that 4-6\" of rain will be possible, with the heaviest rainfall south of I-44. With soils already saturated, the potential for significant flooding does exist. Exact amounts and the location of the axis of the heaviest rainfall will continue to be fine-tuned over the next few days, so be sure to check back often for updates!
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