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Watching the Tropics; Wet Weather Ahead for Father’s Day Weekend

Derek’s Forecast!
Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade
Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade((Source: WTVM))
Updated: Jun. 18, 2021 at 4:37 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - The tropical disturbance in the Gulf continues to move toward the coast, bringing plenty of heavy rain to the east of the center of the storm. As it moves onshore tonight & tomorrow, the heavy rain will continue to move in our direction with the heaviest rain due in here through the day on Saturday. Some flooding concerns are possible as a flash flood watch has been issued for most of the coverage area. We also can’t rule out an isolated, brief, spin-up tornado as the system moves in our direction. Several inches of rain will be possible, but the good news for Father’s Day is that most of the heaviest rain will be moving out by midday. The very humid air mass will be hanging around for early next week, and that will mean more good chances for getting wet on Monday and Tuesday, which may lead to some additional flooding problems. The main idea in the forecast is that things will be drying out a bit by the middle and end of next week with some drier air moving in. Temperatures will get back to the upper 80s and lower 90s during this time. Be sure to stay weather-alert this weekend as we deal with potential heavy rain and low tornado risk from this tropical system.

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