(WKBN) — There is heavy rain affecting the Valley this morning. The widespread rain chances will continue for the next couple of hours and then the showers will become more scattered. You can track the precipitation using the Youngstown Weather Radar.

Some of the area is still dealing with the heavy rain from earlier this week. You can see the latest flood alerts and warnings here.

How strong will the wind be here in Youngstown?

This storm will pack strong wind with it causing the threat of objects blowing around in your yard through this afternoon and evening. The wind will settle late tonight into tomorrow morning.

Gusts up to 45 to 50 mph will be possible.

With the gusty wind expected the Ohio Turnpike announces weather travel restrictions. Use extra caution if you are traveling today.

A cold front will push into the area tonight bringing the risk for additional rain showers and even thunderstorms. There is an isolated chance that some of the thunderstorms could be strong to severe with damaging wind gusts being the main threat. The Storm Prediction Center (SPC) has placed the viewing area in a slight risk (2 out of 5) for severe weather this afternoon.

SPC outlook for severe thunderstorms today. The yellow color represents a 2 out of 5 risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon.

Turning cooler tonight with gusty wind through the first half of the night. The cooler air will sweep in with a small chance for a rain or snow shower overnight.

Better weather on the way for Sunday with more sunshine. Take a look at the 7-Day forecast here.