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Storm Team Tuesday morning forecast (4/30/2013)

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Posted at 10:18 AM, Apr 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-30 10:18:00-04

We started Tuesday with thick fog away from the coast and temperatures near 60°. The fog has thinned to reveal a mostly sunny sky with temperatures quickly warming into the 70s before lunch. This afternoon scattered thunderstorms will develop with the heating of the day. While severe weather is unlikely, a few storms may try to throw down wind, rain and lightning. Meanwhile, highs will climb into the low and middle 80s. Tonight, clouds stay broken with a few showers passing into the morning drive; lows will be in the 60s. Wednesday, our next widespread rainmaker arrives. It's a disturbance in the upper levels of the atmosphere that will ride overhead sparking numerous showers and storms. Average rain totals Wednesday and Thursday will be between 1/4 and 1/2" with locally heavier amounts. The train of disturbed weather continues through the first part of the weekend as a large area of upper level low pressure spins just to our west. What that means for you is a decent shot at afternoon storms today through Saturday. While severe weather isn't likely with these systems, stronger storms with heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds could bubble up. Temperatures for the next week will dance around 80° with lows near 60°. There are still quite a few question marks in regards to the weekend outlook but current signs point to slight trying and a break from storms by Monday. Stay tuned!

Be safe and have a great Tuesday!

-Meteorologist Sean Parker