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Quadruple whammy?

Jason Samenow @ 11:30 PM

As highlighted in the previous post, many areas got hit with strong winds and hail yesterday. Today, there is yet another chance of strong storms given the front stalled out just to our west and the warm, moist unstable air out ahead of it. Start watching the radar this afternoon--strong storms may pop.


And that's just the beginning. We've got two more storms, pictured above, on the horizon (Bonnie and Charley, respectively). The remants of Bonnie may drop heavy rain over the area late tomorrow night into Friday morning. The potential exists for about 1.5 to 3 inches of rain from Bonnie.

Then Charley may ride through the area on Saturday, dumping several additional inches of rain and producing strong winds. Charley will be the more intense storm when he makes landfall, and while he will weaken some over land -- he will be moving so quickly that he may still retain some of his punch when he reaches our area.

Forecasting the movement of tropical storms and their remnants is difficult. One or both of the storms could miss us. But...current guidance does suggest both storms will produce significant amounts of rain over our area and damaging winds are possible, especially Saturday in association with Charley. Tomorrow evening, I will attempt to outline exactly what the likely impacts of these storms will be for our area. Stay tuned.

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