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Shower and storms moving in for the weekend

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Clouds started moving in on Thursday night and will continue to thicken up through the day on Friday as moisture continues to come in from the Gulf of Mexico. 

There will be an abundance of moisture in place over the next few days and it will be hard to keep showers from developing so going with a chance for a few light showers Friday afternoon, although they'll be fairly sporadic. 

This air from the Gulf of Mexico will do a good job warming us up Friday afternoon and we may even see the highs peak up in the mid 70s by Sunday afternoon. 

Unfortunately the warm air comes with a caveat and that is it's loaded with moisture and will be rocket fuel for the disturbances that will swing through the area this weekend. 

Saturday morning will start with the first round of storms rolling through around dawn before tapering off a little mid morning, and then picking back up again arriving in waves through the day. 

Timing exactly when each wave will arrive will be tough and a better course of action is to just keep your eye on the radar, look for showers developing to the southwest those will be the ones that swing through. 

While there isn't any severe weather expected it doesn't take a storm to be severe for the lightning to be dangerous, especially if everyone is standing out along the parade routes. 

Please make sure that you have a place to go in case the weather starts to get bad, and an awning set up on the street won't cut it if there is lightning present. 

This forecast is a very frustrating for planners so please practice patience with all the different event organizers and be prepared in case of last minute cancellations, no one like to cancel but safety does come first. 

Flooding isn't expected to be a major widespread issue but some of the low lying roadways and ditches may see the water pond, especially if they're prone to flooding. 

Have a safe weekend and try and stay dry. 

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