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Shelby: Heavy rain on the way

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Heavy rain is on the way, but we should be relatively dry today.

Today will be muggy and windy with few passing showers or storms. A wind advisory is in effect through tomorrow evening. The potential for very heavy rain will increase late tonight and Thursday morning warranting a Flash Flood Watch beginning tomorrow morning and lasting through Saturday morning.

As of now, computer models are in general agreement that a wide portion of our area could see 3-6" of rain by Friday. However, it must be stressed that the potential for even more rain is there. A few storms could be severe over the next couple of days but the real threat will be from flooding.

Rain will finally move out during the day Saturday with drier weather Sunday and into early next week.

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