Heavy downpours and a gusty thunderstorm possible today

A tropical wave that was once Barry will swing through our area today. Plenty of available moisture will make this an efficient rainmaker and periods of heavy rainfall will be possible just about anywhere – mainly during the afternoon and evening.

FutureCast radar through 3:00 AM Thursday:

A weak frontal boundary nearby will introduce a bit of instability, so a gusty thunderstorm is possible as well. The SPC has our area highlighted for a Marginal (1/5) Risk for a severe storm with strong wind.

There is a low risk for flash flooding in areas that happen to get under a gullywasher today. Total rainfall is forecast to remain under an inch, generally speaking. As it is with these tropical rains, some neighborhoods could see more or less – depending on where those heavy rain cells happen to pass through.

The good news is that this system won’t linger over the are for days on end. Rain will exit the region tonight.

With the cloud cover, rain and storms around, temperatures will top out in the low 80s today. The humidity will get cranking though, so it will be very muggy. That humidity will stick around through the weekend.

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