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Storm Team Thursday morning forecast (09/19/2013)

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Posted at 7:31 AM, Sep 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-19 07:31:00-04


We’re starting to get just a small taste of fall today with temperatures starting out in the high 60’s across most of the area. Northeasterly flow off a high pressure system situated to our north is funneling drier air into the area, keeping humidity values lower today and tomorrow. Rain chances today hover at 20%, mainly favoring our coastal and eastern areas. Tomorrow will stay dry as well, with less than a 20% shot at some showers.


 We change the pattern over the weekend, with a cold front approaching the area Saturday night and Sunday. Southerly flow off the Gulf of Mexico will filter in lots of tropical moisture, fueling the potential for heavy rain overnight Saturday and into the day on Sunday. Rainfall totals from the event could approach 2-4 inches in some areas, with a few spots possibly seeing upwards of 5 inches. Flash flooding with some of the heavier showers will be the main concern with the event. Once the front passes the area on Monday, we dry out considerably and begin a cooler pattern, with highs in the mid to high 80’s and overnight lows in the high 60’s next week.