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Spotty Southern Downpours This Weekend

A typical June weekend is in store for the South, but there will be the spotty, drenching thunderstorms as well.

A south-to-southeasterly flow of warm, humid air will be in control this weekend. The pattern will bring a mixture of clouds and sunshine from Florida to North Carolina, westward to Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

While much of the time this weekend will be rain-free, the pattern will also favor pop-up thunderstorms. Some areas can be hit on a daily basis. Many locations may only have one storm or just a close call.

Because of the slow-moving nature of the storms, there is the potential for localized heavy rainfall, which in-turn will raise the threat of flash, urban and lowland area flooding.

A handful of the storms can become quite strong for a few hours, especially late in the day. These storms can bring isolated damaging wind gusts and frequent lightning strikes.

Folks spending time outdoors this weekend are advised to keep an eye out for changing weather conditions, especially during the afternoon and early evening.

Never drive through a flooded roadway. Doing so not only puts you and any occupants at risk, but also your would-be rescuers.

While winds near the surface will be from the south and southeast this weekend, winds at mid-levels of the atmosphere will be from the west and northwest (wind shear), preventing tropical development in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean and the southwestern Atlantic Ocean.