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Round one of rain moving out; Round two expected later

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A cold front tracking into a region with high dew points means we could see strong storms today and tomorrow.

The entire KWWL viewing are is included in the slight risk today, with the southern counties for tomorrow.  Showers and storms are already tracking through, but they are not expected to be severe this morning, although some may have gusty winds. Temps this morning are in the upper 60s to low 70s in our viewing area with mid 70s to the west, so the front hasn't set foot in the state, yet. It is humid, dew points have climbed to 70 in many western towns! Southerly winds will continue today and stay on the strong side... keeping that moisture streaming in. The front is still to the west with storms developing ahead of the front and tracking to the northeast.  

We keep several rounds of storms in the forecast today through Friday, even after the front has tracked through. Rainfall could be heavy at times, depending on the speed of each storm cell and how many of the storms you end up seeing.  Most of us will see around an inch or a little more with some possibly getting over 2 inches. The storms will be more scattered today, but we will have two or three rounds of them with strong winds and large hail possible this afternoon and evening. Highs will mainly be in the 80s again today with strong winds, but more clouds and the rain will keep temps a couple of degrees lower than yesterday.

Storms continue tonight with locally heavy rainfall.... lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s and we will be much cooler tomorrow with the clouds, rain and northerly winds.

The coolest temps will be on Saturday, but we will also start to dry out. We stay dry into next week with highs climbing back into the mid 70s by Monday and Tuesday.

StormTrack7 Meteorologist Eileen Loan

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