More Showers for the Southeast This Week
We have seen numerous storms across parts of the southeast over the last few days with gusty winds, a few waterspouts in Florida and heavy rainfall.
More storms will be possible along a cold front that slides through today. Thunderstorms are expected to be sub-severe, but we could see some pockets of steadier rain and gusty winds.
Heavy rain within thunderstorms remain a threat through the next few days along an area cold front. Areas that have already seen an abundance of rainfall will be susceptible to flooding in southern Florida.
Most of these storms will be sub-severe, but a couple storms in Florida and southern Louisiana could be on the strong side.
The frontal boundary hangs out in the Gulf of Mexico, streaming moisture north. This will keep showers and storms around for the Southeast. The area of low pressure that develops in the Gulf will be a focus for tropical development will not impact the Southeast, but the southerly circulation around the system will push high humidity into the region. This will aid in thunderstorm development and the potential for heavy rainfall.
Most will get an inch of rain or so, but higher totals of 3-5″ are possible in pockets of heavy, training thunderstorms in southwest Florida. This could cause local flood concerns.
Due to the heavy rain, the Weather Prediction Center (WPC) has highlighted a marginal risk (level 1 out of 4) for excessive rainfall through the next few days across the Southeast.
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