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Storm Team Sunday Evening Forecast (03/16/2014)

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Mar 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-03-16 17:09:00-04

The low pressure system that brought isolated severe weather to our area today will continue to make its way across the southeast tonight and tomorrow. Plenty of moisture and warm conditions will once again provide fuel for heavy rain and some thunderstorms tomorrow, though none are expected to reach severe limits.

A secondary system will form over the Gulf Sunday tonight and keep rain chances in the picture through tomorrow evening; widespread rainfall totals of 2-4” are expected, with some localized areas seeing up to 6+ inches. The long duration of rainfall and saturated airmass will create a flooding threat for area rivers and streams – many could approach bankful or action stage, and a Flash Flood Watch remains in effect until 8PM EDT Monday. Advisories should be monitored and caution should be used near Big Bend waterways in case a flood warning is issued.

A drier airmass will make its way in on Tuesday and will persist through the remainder of the work week. High temperatures are expected to be seasonal in the low to mid 70s, with lows expected to be in the high 40’s and low 50’s. Cloudiness and a slight chance of rain before noon on Tuesday will make way for mostly sunny skies on Wednesday and Thursday, the first official day of spring. Another weak impulse will move through on Friday night, increasing cloudiness and bumping up rain chances to around 20% on Saturday.