Flash flood, severe thunderstorm watches issued

Several days of pleasant weather should follow.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, less humid. High: mid-upper 80s.

Note the progression of the showers and storms throughout the day into the night. While these early storms may grow to strong limits, they're just the appetizer.

NCC057-067-081-151-190830- /O.NEW.KRAH.FA.Y.0029.170619T0531Z-170619T0830Z/ /00000.N.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Forsyth NC-Davidson NC-Randolph NC-Guilford NC- 131 AM EDT MON JUN 19 2017The National Weather Service in Raleigh has issued a* Flood Advisory for. Everyone in the state will probably see a period of very heavy rain.

Be prepared for the storms this afternoon to contain damaging winds and some hail.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued for southwestern Litchfield County after a strong storm was spotted moving northeast from Lake Carmel, N.Y. Unfortunately, the timing of these ferocious storms will coincide with the evening rush hour.

Bloomington police reported no flood-related incidents as of 11:30 p.m. Saturday. "2-3" of rain in isolated spots is not out the question, but those areas will be few and far between with flooding be low-lying and poor drainage areas.

Rainfall of up to 2 inches is expected in northern ME from Monday afternoon through Tuesday morning.

-From Noon to Midnight for NW Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Salem, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren counties. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.

A flood warning remained in effect for Woodford and northeastern Tazewell counties, as well. Low around 69. South wind 6 to 10 miles per hour. Anything larger than quarter-sized hail can cause significant damage to cars and houses (and people too). The organization warned that flash flooding is unsafe and that residents should be prepared to take safety measures. Plan to take shelter if/when NWS Sterling issues weather warnings. There is now a thunderstorm warning issued for Carroll, Frederick, Howard, and Montgomery Counties until 3:45 p.m.

The NWS warns drivers not to roll into areas where water covers the roadway, as water depth may be too great to cross safely.

More showers and thunderstorms are expected overnight into Tuesday morning, with a low of about 64. A secondary cold front will move through Wednesday providing another chance for a shower during the afternoon. It is, however, much drier. It's uncomfortable with that tropical humidity in place across the state!

News 12 Long Island meteorologist Matt Hammer said he expected storms to arrive later in the day, after 6 p.m. or 7 p.m.

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