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Cooler Air Soon... then a Tropical System?!

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GFS model showing heavy rain for Saturday midday GFS model showing heavy rain for Saturday midday
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Watch for scattered storms through this evening, then a cold front will settle in tonight!  Wednesday won't be significantly cooler, it will kind of be a transition day. 

We'll have some clouds and highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s area-wide.  By Thursday, high pressure settles in from the north, setting up a cool air wedge.  This means that a northeast breeze will set up and trap cool air at the surface. 

Clouds will remain in place Thursday and Friday, and highs will only reach the 70s (and even 60s in some spots.)

Talk about a change!  Rain chances will be highest on Friday, but in general we aren't looking at a lot of rain, but definitely some clouds cover for Wednesday-Friday.

For this next piece of the blog, I draw your attention to the attached picture.  We could be looking at some very heavy rain for Saturday and possibly Sunday too. 

A low will develop in the gulf and ride north into the southeast as it looks now.  The computer models are spread a bit on its track and intensity.  GFS shows HEAVY rain for Saturday (as you see in the pic), and Euro shows a similar scenario with just lighter precipitation. 

The Canadian model shows a tropical system developing and moving into Alabama.  All scenarios would bring us rain, but the question is... will it cause major flooding for us??  Hopefully the computer models will get better in line by late week, but for now be prepared for weekend showers and storms, with the potential for a real gully washer on Saturday.

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