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Flooding, Severe Storms to Affect Uruguay, Argentina

A major storm will cause flooding and severe thunderstorms for Uruguay and northeastern Argentina later this week, ending a quiet stretch of weather.

As an area of high pressure slowly gives way and retreats into the Atlantic, energy high in the atmosphere will cross the Andes and will interact with a moist northeast flow of air. A major storm will form on Thursday. It will head east and affect northeastern Argentina Thursday night into Friday.

By later in the day on Friday and through the day on Saturday, the storm will cause rough weather conditions to the coastal areas of Argentina and Uruguay. Senior Meteorologist Rob Miller expects heavy rain, flooding and even severe thunderstorms with this storm.

"Widespread rain amounts of 25-76 mm (1-3 inches) with isolated higher amounts will cause flooding and strong or perhaps severe thunderstorms that will cause wind gusts past 80 kph (50 mph) that will cause damage to buildings and power outages".

Later in the weekend and early next week, weather conditions will quiet down. Dry and mild conditions are predicted for the cleanup in the wake of this storm.