The threat for today remains the flash flooding risk. A few isolated strong to severe storms can't be entirely ruled out, but chances are low and mainly breezy conditions are expected within thunderstorms. That said, heavy rainfall is also likely within storms, resulting in the Weather Prediction Center to highlight a slight risk for portions of the area. Those in common flooding points, low lying areas, etc. come up with a plan now. Rain rates could be an inch or more per hour at times and any repeated activity could lead to issues.
As for the break down, showers/storms will arrive early to mid afternoon and continue into the overnight. It will generally have two rounds to it, one this afternoon and then another tomorrow morning. The first will bring the chance for both strong storms and flash flooding, while the second is primarily flash flooding potential. Rainfall amounts will vary from 1-2" area-wide, with locally higher amounts in thunderstorms/repeated activity. The last of showers should begin shifting out from west to east midmorning Wednesday, with all drying out by mid afternoon tomorrow. Drier and cooler air will then follow, where seasonal highs finish out the work week and into the early weekend. Another low-end shot at showers also arrives Saturday and Sunday.
Stay abreast to any warnings that could be issued later today. We will pass those alerts on via Twitter/Facebook is warnings are issued, but prepare now if in typical flood/flash flood locations. Have a good one, stay safe, and dry. We welcome your reports and pictures as well, which can be shared under "News & More" -> "Submissions."
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