Scattered storms expected this afternoon

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Posted: May 7, 2012 1:05 PM by Meteorologist Dave Nussbaum
Updated: May 7, 2012 1:05 PM
Source: WBRZ Weather Center

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We will have scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. They are developing now and will continue all afternoon. The storms are coming from a sea breeze to the south, and a strengthening squall line in Mississippi. These storms could become strong to possibly severe. The main threat will be heavy rain due to the slow movement of the storms, but hail, gusty winds and a lot of lightning can be expected too. High temperatures will be around 90.

The showers and storms will continue into the evening hours. They could still be strong and contain heavy rain. Some flash flooding will be possible since the storms will likely be slow movers. Temperatures will be falling into the 70s and 80s due to the rain.

Most of the rain will come to an end once the sun sets, but a few storms could linger around until 10 PM. Then they will dissipate overnight leaving us with partly cloudy skies. It will be warm and muggy with lows in the upper 60s.

Be sure to watch my latest video forecast for all the details on the threat for storms this afternoon.

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