© Denny Simmons / Courier & PressMost of Waterworks Road in Evansville is now underwater because of the slowly rising waters of the Ohio River. More rain this weekend may cause the river to rise above flood level in Evansville, according to the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky.
A storm system could bring some heavy rain to the area the first half of the weekend.

Rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches will be possible the next two days, with the heaviest downpours tonight and Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky.

Since the ground is still saturated from recent rains, runoff could cause sharp rises in area streams.

Meanwhile, the Ohio River has reached the 40-foot flood stage at Owensboro, Ky.

The river is forecast to reach the 42-foot flood stage at Evansville by Sunday.

Meteorologists said this weekend's rains can only prolong and exacerbate those flood conditions.

The Little Wabash River at Carmi, Ill., is at 24.3 feet, about 3 feet below flood stage.

Occasional rain and possibly a thunderstorm is on the horizon for today, with wind gusts up to 26 mph and a high near 60.

There will be periods of showers and possibly heavy rain tonight, with a low near 51.