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Weather Authority: Flash Flood Watch

Weather Authority: Flash Flood Watch

With it comes a few showers and thunderstorms.

Mostly cloudy and humid with showers and a thunderstorm; watch for flooding. Heavy showers will linger overnight and humid conditions will remain.

Flooding killed 116 people in the United States previous year, the most lethal type of weather event in the nation. Heavy downpours combined with a saturated ground will give us the potential for localized flooding. With that in mind, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for the Sandhills right through early Wednesday.

Heading toward the weekend, the forecast appears to be South Florida's normal summer pattern with a good chance of rain during a least portions of the day.

A stuck upper-level low pressure system will sustain medium to high chances for storms through midweek.

Other severe storms were moving through Frederick and Carroll counties, headed eastward and capable of producing 60 miles per hour wind gusts and quarter-sized hail.

Across the region, Monday is forecast to be hot - with highs in the low 90s. But as has been the case most of the week, it's not the heat but rather the humidity that makes it rather unbearable outside.

This hour-by-hour composite model for the Cape Fear Region quite sensibly shows opportunities for clouds, showers, and storms for Tuesday afternoon.

The rain compounded delays on roads undergoing scheduled repairs and crashes were reported throughout Saturday, though by Sunday morning the roads were in slightly better shape.

MONDAY: Scattered thunderstorms this morning, then mainly cloudy during the afternoon with thunderstorms likely.

LONGER-RANGE FORECAST HIGHLIGHTS: The chance of showers and storms will drop from a swollen 60 to 70% Wednesday to a lower 30 to 40% baseline from Thursday through the weekend.