First Alert: Heavy rain could bring flooding

Meteorologist Frank Marzullo's Thursday morning forecast

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Rain that could bring flooding is soaking the Tri-State right now.

Thursday is a FOX19 NOW First Alert Weather Day.

Showers will be widespread and heavy for the morning commute and scattered and lighter for your drive home, says FOX19 NOW Meteorologist Frank Marzullo.

Rain totals will approach 1.5 inches to 3.5 inches before it all comes to an end.

Nearly an inch of rain already has fallen since late Wednesday at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

Localized flooding in spots and very slow traffic could be a problem.

Several accidents reported as heavy rain continues

Daytime highs on Thursday will stay in the low-50s.

The rain will stop before dawn Friday. Later, the sky will slowly clear.

Skies will be dry and sunny Friday afternoon through Sunday morning, but a few scattered showers are possible late Sunday morning into the evening.

We likely will see widespread frost Saturday morning, and there is a good chance of widespread, killing frost - along with a hard freeze is some spots - by Monday morning.

Daytime highs will be in the 50s.

Looking ahead to next week, skies should be mostly clear with sunny skies.

Daytime highs will remain in the 50s with overnight lows in the 30s.

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