Tracking heavy rain and a flood threat

Good Wednesday, everyone. Our Fourth of July holiday period has begun with a scattering of showers and thunderstorms. This will increase over the next few days, and that will increase the potential for flooding. That’s never good news, especially during a big holiday.

The action we have today will continue to be scattered. Any storm could be strong and put down a ton of rain in a short time. The flow later tonight into the Fourth will come directly from the Gulf of Mexico:

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This will be a conveyor belt of tropical moisture lifting northward across the state. Torrential rain-producing showers and thunderstorms will work across the state.

Fourth of July festivities will be in serious trouble. Take a look at the future radar from the NAM:NAM

That’s just flat-out nasty and means a large volume of rain is likely. This will lead to an increase in flash flood potential during the day and Friday.

Looking for a silver lining? Highs will generally be in the 70s. Yes, I’m grasping at straws.

Today’s storm tracking tools:

Have a great day and take care.

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