Wednesday Morning: Risk for strong storms and isolated flooding; Saharan dust moves in this week

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StormTracker Morning Forecast…

Today: The active weather pattern will continue. We will likely get several rounds of rain over the next 48 hours or so. Rain totals look to be between 1-3″ for the next 48-72 hours with locally higher amounts exceeding 4″. Passing showers and storms are likely this afternoon and evening, as well. Some storms may be strong or severe. Rain chance is around 80%. Any storm that develop will have the potential to produce gusty wind, heavy rain, frequent lightning. The Storm Prediction Center has placed the entire area under a Marginal Risk (threat level 1 out of 5) for severe weather Wednesday. Keep in mind, with any stronger storm, rainfall amounts could easily exceed 2-4″. The Weather Prediction Center has placed our area under a Marginal and Slight Risk for flash flooding – low lying areas and areas prone to flooding are most vulnerable.

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a few showers overnight. Low near 71.

Thursday: Another day with scattered to numerous showers and storms. Rain chance is around 70%. Heavy rain will be possible once again. High temperature near 84.

Friday: Rain chances will begin to taper as Saharan dust moves in and the low pressure begins to exit, but we will not be completely rain-free. Some will stay dry, whereas others will see some more rain. Rain chance is around 30%. High near 88. The dust will create hazy skies and vivid sunrises and sunsets. This may lead to lower air quality. Stay tuned.

Weekend: The dust will create hazy skies and vivid sunrises and sunsets. This may lead to lowe air quality. Lower rain chances around 40% on Saturday and 50% on Sunday. Highs in the 80s and 90s.

Monday: Rain chance is around 50% with highs in the lower 90s.

Tuesday: Highs in the 90s with a 40% chance for rain.

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