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Heavy Rainfall, Damaging Winds Coming Tuesday

National Weather Service predicts heavy rains, damaging winds, for Tuesday night into Wednesday. Tornado watch until 7 p.m.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for Tuesday for the northeast area as forecast predicts heavy rainfall, possible flash flooding and damaging winds.

A tornado watch is also in affect until 7 p.m.

The greatest impact is expected Tuesday afternoon into evening, according to the forecast. Rain will continue into Wednesday clearing up by evening time.

The forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday:

Tuesday afternoon - A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 1pm. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. High near 80. Breezy, with a south wind 16 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tuesday night - Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 4am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Low around 62. Breezy, with a south wind 13 to 21 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 47 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Wednesday afternoon - A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then a slight chance of showers between 7am and 9am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 72. Northwest wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

Wednesday night  -  Mostly clear, with a low around 51. North wind around 7 mph.

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