Flooding possible as thunderstorms develop on Friday

Thunderstorms with heavy downpours, which could lead to some flash flooding is expected to develop this afternoon.

Around 3 pm is when FLX Weather Meteorologist Drew Montreuil says the storms will begin to fire up, which could lead to some poor drainage flooding. He says the atmosphere is primed for these heavy, torrential downpours along with the storms firing ahead of the cold front, which will bring less-humid, more stable air to the region for the weekend.

Montreuil says that the hail, wind, and tornado threat is minimal. While not completely out of the question – the biggest risk will be the flooding.

This won’t be a widespread flooding issue, either. It’ll be an event that is extremely localized. That means if your plans take you outdoors this afternoon – pay attention to local weather outlets, and keep an eye to the sky.

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Here’s your weekend forecast:

Friday Night

Showers and thunderstorms likely before 3 am, then a slight chance of showers. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Cloudy, with a low around 65. Southwest wind 8 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday

A slight chance of showers before 7 am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 77. West wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Sunday

A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11 am. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. West wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night

A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

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