Your morning briefing: Wet weekend likely

Yes, that was snow you saw in Charles City at about 7:15 a.m. Don’t worry though, it won’t last, and even if it did accumulate, the heavy rain forecast for Sunday and Monday certainly would wash it away.

Then there is this whole flooding thing to worry about instead.

The National Weather Service office in La Crosse, Wis., issued a warning Thursday about a hazardous weather coming up: “Locally heavy rainfall is possible Sunday into Monday which could lead to rises on area rivers and streams.”

Here is the forecast from the National Weather Service for the Charles City area through Friday:

Today — Mostly cloudy, with a high near 46. West wind around 15 mph.
Tonight— Patchy frost after 11 p.m. Otherwise, partly cloudy, with a low around 32. West wind 5 to 10 mph.
Friday — A 40 percent chance of showers, mainly after 1 p.m. Areas of frost before 9 a.m. Otherwise, increasing clouds, with a high near 50. North wind 5 to 8 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Friday Night — A 20 percent chance of showers before 1 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 35. North wind around 9 mph.

EVERYDAY IS A HOLIDAY

Today is the national Take Your Daughter and Son to Work Day.
North Cedar Reports proclaims today Linda Brant Day. Her Charles City High School Drama Department presents its matinee of “Don’t Drink the Water” today at the North Grand Auditorium. Public performances will be Friday and Saturday. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. each day.
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