Weather Now: Tracking Tropical Storm Fay, Flash Flood Watch Friday

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Tracking Tropical Storm Fay

Here is the current track for Tropical Storm Fay from the National Hurricane Center.

With this track, we likely get scraped by the eastern edge which would bring in periods of heavy rain…especially Friday evening into Saturday morning. That is why a Flash Flood Watch starts Friday afternoon for our area and continues into Saturday.

This does not mean that it is raining non-stop during this time, but any shower or storm that develops could quickly turn into a downpour. 1 to 2 inches of rain are possible but there is a potential of higher isolated amounts. Flash flooding and localized street flooding are possible.

Expect rounds of showers and embedded thunderstorms starting Friday afternoon. Showers will likely be more frequent by the evening and night. There will probably be a decent amount of rain free time during the first part of the day.

Periods of showers, downpours, and thunderstorms will likely continue overnight into Saturday. While it’s a stormy start to Saturday, improving conditions are expected in the afternoon.

There is a slight chance of a severe thunderstorm with damaging winds gusts and also a VERY low chance of a tornado. IF this occurred, it would likely happen late Friday night into early Saturday morning.

IF the track shifts further west (away from our area), we could end up with just some much-needed moderate rainfall. IF the track shifts closer, than the threat of wind damage would go up a bit.

Overall, here are the primary potential threats from the storm.

Stay tuned! We will keep you posted.

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