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Stormy evening ahead

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(WRCB) - We are expecting a line of heavy rain and thunderstorms late this afternoon into this evening. 

First and foremost, this is NOT a system like the one in April.  In April, we were under a HIGH risk of severe weather.  Today, it is a SLIGHT risk. 

With that said, there are still hazards we need to be aware of.  Here they are:

Rain:  We are expecting 1-2" of rain within a couple of hours.  Flooding will not be a widespread threat, but some minor street flooding is possible.

Wind:  Strong wind gusts in excess of 30 mph are possible.  I would plan for the possibility of power outages.  Downed tree limbs are also possible as are the toppling of some shallow rooted trees.

Hail:  We will probably have some isolated areas getting small, pea-sized hail.  The risk of large, damaging hail, however, is very small.

Tornadoes:  We cannot rule out the slight chance of one or two tornadoes, but there is a VERY SMALL risk.  The Storm Prediction Center puts our chance of seeing tornadoes with this system at only 2%- 5%.  With that said, be diligent in being alert and paying attention to all watches and warnings this afternoon.

This is a GREAT opportunity to download the WRCB weather app to your smartphone.  It has interactive radar, and severe weather alerts as well as storm tracking.  It is a helpful tool, especially if the power goes out. 

Get the latest weather information where ever you are with the WRCB Weather App for iPhone,iPad and Droid. Find WRCB Weather on any mobile device at http://m.wrcbtv.com.

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