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.