A prolonged period of rainfall is settling in over the area, likely starting on Christmas night and continuing into early next week. Widespread rainfall amounts of 3 to 6 inches with locally higher amounts is possible. And, with soil moisture around the area already above normal, this could lead to some flooding around the area. Current maps put most of this region in the 5 or more inches of rain area. The rain is in the forecast beginning tomorrow night and then running throughout the upcoming weekend and finally coming to an end on Monday night.