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Severe Weather, Flooding Rainfall, Heat and Tropical Update - August 17, 2022

Click HERE HERE, and  HERE (Today's Severe Weather, Flooding Rainfall, and Heat Advisory graphics) for an update concerning the severe weather and heavy rainfall threat today and Thursday, as well as the latest on the heat advisory and tropics.

Overview:

WHAT:  MARGINAL RISK of Severe Weather and flooding rainfall, a Heat Advisory will be in effect today as well.

WHEN: Marginal risk of severe weather and flooding rainfall mainly during the afternoon and early evening hours today and Thursday. Heat advisory from 10am thru 6pm today.

WHERE: Please refer to the graphics below for threat, risk levels and areas at risk.

CONFIDENCE: We are confident that there will be thunderstorms across the area and moderate confidence that a few will be strong to marginally severe with heavy rainfall.  We have less confidence in exactly where these strong/severe storms will occur.

Impacts:

The main threats associated with any severe storms will be:

  • Wind gusts greater than 60 mph will be possible

  • Trees and powerlines could be damaged and lead to isolated/scattered power outages

  • Large hail up to the size of a quarter

  • Rainfall rates up to 3 inches per hour could cause flooding of low-lying and poorly drained areas

Click HERE and HERE  (Thursday's Severe Weather and Flooding Rainfall graphics)

Click HERE (Tropical Update:)

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