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Storm Team Friday morning forecast (4/19/2013)

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Posted at 7:30 AM, Apr 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-19 07:30:00-04

A wet start to the weekend sets the stage for a cooler couple of days. A cold front draped from the Great Lakes to Louisiana will head through the area today bringing showers and a chance for thunderstorms most of the afternoon. Average rain totals through tomorrow afternoon will be around ½” with locally higher amounts. The severe threat with this front is limited to lightning, wind and pockets of heavy rain. Outside of showers and storms a south wind will crank up to 20mph. Saturday morning, lingering rain will make things feel a bit raw with lows near 50°. Saturday afternoon we’ll have leftover clouds and drier air around; highs will touch 70°. Sunday we’ll be comfortable with perhaps an isolated shower but nothing huge; highs will be in the middle 70s. Next week, the days get warmer and we inch toward 80° again by Tuesday. The long term forecast shows a small chance at afternoon showers and storms Monday through Thursday next week.

-Storm Team Intern Sean Viale