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Storm Team Thursday morning forecast (2/7/2013)

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Posted at 7:33 AM, Feb 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-07 07:33:00-05

We’ve got a cloudy, rainy and at times, stormy day ahead of us. This system doesn’t scream severe weather but there may be a few isolated stronger storms in our southwestern counties. These storms will form over the Gulf of Mexico then move inland with a low tornado and wind threat this afternoon. The bigger issue for everyone else will be heavy rain that many of you will see as beneficial. Rain totals by the end of the day will range from about 1.5” in our western counties, .50-1” in our central counties to .25”-.50” in our eastern counties. Meanwhile, clouds will stay thick and highs will slowly climb into the low 70s. This batch of unsettledness is a quick mover with much of the rain ending by late tonight into early Friday. There’s a second weaker cold front that will kick the mess east by midday Friday with sun arriving for Saturday. Pleasant weather will dominate the weekend with sun and highs in the low 70s through Sunday. Our next chance at rain comes Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.

Be safe, keep umbrellas up and have a great Thursday!

-Meteorologist Sean Parker