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Rain expected to soak Capital Region over the next few days

Rain expected to soak Capital Region over the next few days

Given the lethal weather gripping much of the South and Midwest, a few days of steady rain isn’t muc

Given the lethal weather gripping much of the South and Midwest, a few days of steady rain isn’t much for the Capital Region to complain about.

That said, expect rain to stay with us through the work week, and perhaps through the weekend, as the National Weather Service reports a system could drop a total of two inches of rain on the area through Friday.

Apparently, April showers bring ... May showers.

The National Weather Service put a flood watch into effect from Wednesday night through Thursday morniong for the Capital Region and Mohawk Valley. Strong winds are also possible Wednesday, especially across higher elevations.

“It’s going to be lingering around for awhile,” meteorologist Ian Lee said. “The greatest threat will be later [Tuesday] until Friday. After that, it will be a chance.

“By Monday or Tuesday you may scrape out a dry day.”

Wednesday, the last day of April, is looking miserable — “pretty much a washout,” Lee said — with rain heavy at times and highs only in the upper 40s.

Thursday will see a break, but only in temperature, as more rain falls and highs reach the upper 60s.

By Friday through Sunday the chance of rain each day drops to 40 percent, with highs in the low 60s.

Despite the rain, don’t expect anything approaching the tragic storms and tornadoes that have hit the South this week.

“There could be a rumble of thunder here and there Thursday afternoon, but nothing crazy,” Lee said.

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