Rain forecast, flood watch in effect for Shelton Friday

Though the weather has warmed up, heavy rain and winds are predicted for Shelton and the surrounding area for Friday through Saturday.

A flash flood warning is in effect through 2:45 p.m. An area of low pressure moving up the spine of the Appalachians will result in a widespread 2 to 3 inch rainfall across the region. Locally higher amounts around 4 inches are possible. Rainfall may be heavy at times. A flood warning for the area will be in effect until 9:22 p.m.

The full forecast through Christmas:

Friday

Rain. The rain could be heavy at times. Patchy fog. High near 59. Southeast wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and 1 inch possible.

Friday night

Showers likely, mainly before 9 p.m. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a low around 46. South wind 11 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Saturday

A 20 percent chance of showers before noon. Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 40 by 5 p.m. Southwest wind 9 to 16 mph becoming west in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 29 mph.

Saturday night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 29. Wind chill values between 20 and 25. West wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Sunday

Sunny, with a high near 39. West wind around 8 mph.

Sunday night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

Monday

Partly sunny, with a high near 40.

Monday night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 27.

Christmas Day

Mostly sunny, with a high near 37.