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Flooding likely across the area

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(WRCB) - Widespread thunderstorm damage and flooding will dot the landscape through tomorrow, then a long spell of calm, dry weather will settle in.

This morning, as the severe storm threat tapers off, we will start to turn our attention to the potential for flooding around the area.  Some localized areas of flooding have already been reported.  As we move through the afternoon, southerly winds will once again warm us into the low 80s.  That, combined with plenty of moisture continuing to stream in, and more waves of low pressure wheeling through will be more than enough to spawn more strong storms tonight and through early Wednesday morning.  While we will be wary of wind damage, hail and tornadoes from the storms tonight, I think the biggest threat will be from flooding as we are expecting another 2"-3" of rain tonight.

We have a number of flood warnings already in effect.  For details for your county go to www.wrcbtv.com/weather

After Wednesday, we will see cooler air move in with sunshine and highs near 70 Thursday and Friday.  Lows for both days will be in the Upper 40s.

The weekend looks good as well.  We will be a bit warmer as highs climb into the mid to upper 70s, but we will stay dry.

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