Update: Flash Flood Watch canceled..scattered storms stick around until drier weather settles in this weekend

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Look for the threat of scattered thunderstorms to hang around a few more days. The Flash Flood Watch issued earlier by the National Weather Service has been canceled. A dry and warmer weather pattern returns just in time for the weekend.

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Tuesday was another mostly cloudy day with scattered showers and thunderstorms and below normal temperatures. Expect much of the same through Thursday. We will continue to see lots of clouds and a daily cycle of thunderstorms developing in the afternoon as temperatures warm into the upper 70s to low 80s. Severe weather is not too much of a concern at this point as any storm that becomes severe should be very isolated. Models have dramatically backed off on projected rainfall totals for our area with most locations receiving less than one inch. A few isolated spots could see totals in the one to two-inch range.

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The upper-level disturbance that has been causing our recent rains will finally move out of our area. This will allow a drier weather pattern to settle in. Look for plenty of sunshine possibly as soon as Friday. With less rain and few clouds, temperatures will warm up. Look for daytime highs to return to the mid to upper 80s. Overnight lows will be in the low to mid-60s for the next few nights. They will likely stay pretty close to normal in the middle 60s through the weekend.

With rain wrapping up later in the week, attention will turn to area lakes and rivers

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The longer-range outlook continues to look rather dry. Upper-level high pressure will develop over much of the middle of the country. This will prevent any significant chances for rain. It will also bring much warmer temperatures. Look for overnight lows to warm to the upper 60s to low 70s by the middle of next week. Daytime highs will likely warm to the lower 90s. It is quite possible that we could stay dry until the very end of next week. Stay Tuned!

–Todd Warren

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