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First Alert Weather Day: Rain expected, street flooding possible

Past street flooding in Midtown Savannah. (Source: WTOC) Past street flooding in Midtown Savannah. (Source: WTOC)
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    Wednesday, July 26 2017 8:14 AM EDT2017-07-26 12:14:04 GMT
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    There are lots of noises every day, lots of messages, lots of things to do in our daily lives all day long, and damaging or disruptive weather can sometimes “catch us” by surprise.

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    There are lots of noises every day, lots of messages, lots of things to do in our daily lives all day long, and damaging or disruptive weather can sometimes “catch us” by surprise.

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The WTOC Forecast Team has declared Wednesday a First Alert Weather Day due to the forecast widespread coverage of rain and localized risk of street flooding through the evening hours. Wednesday’s forecast is one that will likely require you to adjust your plans and possibly cancel outdoor activities.

A weak area of low pressure, approaching cold front and high moisture levels will produce rounds of rain, occasionally very heavy, through mid-evening across portions of the WTOC Viewing Area.

Rainfall is expected to be most numerous between noon and 8 p.m.

A few thunderstorms may produce frequent lightning and 30-45 MPH wind gusts. However, the greatest effect from Wednesday’s storms will be heavy rain and street flooding under the heaviest downpours.

Isolated spots may receive between three and four inches of rain by mid-evening. More widespread totals between one-half inch and two inches are expected.

Weather Wisdom: go about your Wednesday plans. Be aware that you’ll likely encounter rain at some point today. If you have errands in downtown Savannah, or in other areas with poor drainage, have a way to track the latest forecast developments.

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