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Storm Team Wednesday evening forecast (05/14/2014)

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Posted at 4:02 PM, May 14, 2014
and last updated 2014-05-14 16:02:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- From the Storm Team Weather Center ...

Scattered thunderstorms in the Suwannee River valley have caused locally heavy rain and active lightning.  A large source of rich tropical moisture is sliding into a slightly more unstable atmosphere with a good deal of warming this afternoon, leading to the additional storminess.  Tonight, the moisture stays around, and a few more areas of rain and thunder will develop and move from south to north across the area.  Thursday, a cold front west of us will move into the abundant moisture and unsettled environment, creating a threat of heavy rain and high accumulations in some cases.  A flash flood watch is in effect for most of the viewing area through Thursday evening.  Tonight, lows will dip to around 70° with periods of rain and thunder, and a slight chance for a couple of stronger storms.  Widespread rain will being to taper off after mid-afternoon Thursday as highs will likely stay limited to the 70s.  There will be obvious clearing and cooling for Thursday night, with below-average temperatures and increased sunshine for Friday.