Thunderstorms Remain In Triad Forecast This Week

6:00 PM, Jul 22, 2013   |    comments
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Triad -- Most places across the Piedmont got rain on Sunday afternoon. Some got considerably more than others. In Greensboro, Doppler estimated totals of 2-3" in less than two hours caused plenty of problems.

Sunday's rain could set us up for more problems on Monday. Since the ground is already saturated in some spots, the potential for more rain is not what we need.

The good news is that the overall chance of thunderstorms is a little less for Monday afternoon than it was on Sunday. The chance stands at 50%. However, if you do have a storm where you are, the biggest threats will be more heavy down pours and frequent lightning.  

Tuesday will be the last day with a good chance of rain and highs in the upper 80s.

There is a cold front approaching from the northwest. That will bring a new air mass for the second half of the week. The front will pull through on Wednesday and that will lower rain chances and decrease temperatures to the mid 80s by week's end.

Stay Alert for Floods

To ensure you receive all of the latest weather updates during a flood, you'll need more than one reliable source of weather information. We recommend the following:

•Sign up for The Weather Channel Alerts for your mobile phone and/or email. Receive all our alerts by signing up here.
•Purchase a NOAA Weather Radio, which broadcasts all of the latest weather updates as well as storm watches and warnings for your area. Learn more at the NOAA Weather Radio site.
•Make sure you have fresh batteries for your radio(s) and flashlights, in case your home loses power.
•Learn the difference between a flash flood watch and warning as well as a flood watch and warning.

Facts about Floods

•Roughly two-thirds of flood-related deaths occur in vehicles. Most occur when drivers make a single, fatal mistake trying to drive through floodwaters.
•Just 6 inches of moving water is enough to knock a person down.
•Two feet of moving water is enough to float a large SUV or even a bus.
•When roads and bridges are flooded, they often become un-passable and often collapse when drivers attempt to cross them during a flood.

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