The storms won’t go away

Good Thursday, folks. We have more in the way of showers and storms rumbling across the region today. This action will last through the weekend and early next week and could even ramp it up a notch or two.

Today’s forecast features scattered showers and storms lasting into the evening hours. Just like in previous days, any storm that’s out there can put down a lot of water in a short amount of time and the ground just can’t take much more, so watch for high water issues.

Here is your daily dose of storm trackers:

There is a very small break coming for the first half of Friday, but that closes quickly as we watch a big cluster of strong to severe storms develop to our northwest. That may roll southeast into the region as early as Friday evening and continue into Saturday morning. As a matter of fact, the flow this weekend may feature more than one of those storm clusters:

The models have really been picking up on this action very well of late:

Those kinds of storms can bring an increased threat for wind damage. Here’s the Friday Severe Weather Outlook map from the Storm Prediction Center:

These weekend storms may also pack a ton of rain and lightning. The rainfall is also likely to bring a renewed threat for flash flooding to our region.

The stormy setup should hold into the first few days of next week, with the possibility for a few more strong to severe storms showing up.

Have a terrific Thursday and take care.

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