Are you wondering if we need to start looking for an ark in the area.? A lot of rain has fallen through the area. Thank goodness it looks like it will tail off as the day progresses.

According to the National Weather Service, the rain will be ending from west to east this morning, with lingering showers across parts of the region through noon.

Here's the forecast through the holiday weekend for our area:

Today
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. High near 72. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.
Tonight
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a low around 65. East wind 3 to 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 4pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. East southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Sunday
A slight chance of showers before 1pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 67.
Labor Day
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Monday Night
Clear, with a low around 68.