People can expect today to remain wet as rain slowly tapers off this afternoon — but then cold air settles in.
Showers and isolated thunderstorms, some producing localized heavy rainfall, will continue through this afternoon with some breaks between showers, according to the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.
The heavy rain may lead to local flooding on area rivers and streams. Otherwise, severe weather is not expected.
Today’s highs, for the most part, have already been reached and now temperatures are expected to fall into or remain in the 40s degrees. That’s about 20 degrees colder than is typical for this date in April.
Temperatures are expected to fall sharply tonight and the next few nights, with lows dipping below freezing for an hour or two on Friday and Saturday mornings.
While a hard freeze is not expected, people should protect tender vegetation.
Highs are expected to be in the low to mid-40s on Thursday, mid-40s to low-50s on Friday, 50s on Saturday and 60s to low 70s on Sunday.
A chance for a few thunderstorms will return Sunday afternoon and evening, but they are not expected to be strong storms.