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Storm Team Wednesday morning forecast (07/03/2013)

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Posted at 8:00 AM, Jul 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-03 08:00:00-04

The tropical moisture that has been in place for a majority of the week will continue to push onshore. An area if low pressure is forming in the western Gulf of Mexico, and an area of high pressure is lingering in the North Atlantic Ocean. The placement of those highs and lows will push the tropical moisture inland at the Florida Panhandle, where the stationary front is draped down the eastern portion of the country. Expect scattered shower and thunderstorm activity throughout the day and into tomorrow. These storms are capable of producing heavy downpours, gusty winds, and frequent lightning. The wet pattern that has been in place this week has left soils saturated, so today's rainfall could lead to local flooding in low-lying areas and near streams.

Temperatures will be a little lower than usual, due to the rainfall and cloud cover expected. This afternoon will be in the mid 80s with over a 90% chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms.