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Expected rain totals spark flash flood watch

A flash flood watch is in effect for our entire area until Wednesday evening, due to the potential for 2-3" of rain to fall over the next 48 hours.  A stationary front and upper level low sit just to our west, and a southern flow of moist air is helping to spark the development of intense showers and a few thunderstorms.  Gusty winds and cloud to ground lightning could also become an issue within the thunderstorms.  Those of you in low-lying areas, especially near streams, rivers, and poor drainage should keep an eye on water levels over the next couple of days as this system sticks around.  While this system keeps us under mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain through Friday, temperatures will remain about 10° below average with highs in the mid 70s to about 80°.

The worst of the rain should move through later in the day Tuesday through Wednesday, so while the 4th of July holiday looks to be slightly less soggy, scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will still be possible.  We'll keep a close eye on the forecast and hope to get an evening dry spot for fireworks! 

Over the weekend, a Bermuda High will strengthen and take over, getting us back to a mix of sun and clouds and highs back into the upper 80s.

 

 

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