Beneficial rain, few storms, will slow your Monday

Beneficial rain, few storms, will slow your Monday
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Monday is a First Alert Weather Day. Widespread rain and a few downpours will slow commutes and may have you altering plans. An isolated strong storm is also possible.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport may record its heaviest single-day rainfall total so far this year, by midnight!

Rain has already fallen across most of the area overnight and more is on the way as the largest band of rain expands northeastward Monday morning. While there may be a brief break in the rain late morning, into early afternoon, more scattered downpours will develop by mid-afternoon.

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The greatest chance of heavy rain, and minor street flooding, is across Savannah River-bordering counties and the Lowcountry. A couple spots may record more than 4" of rain in this area, with totals averaging between 2"and 3".

Further southwest, rainfall totals between 1" and 2" are expected. Isolated rain totals greater than 2" are possible.

A storm or two may become strong today; producing very heavy rain in a short amount of time. Strong storms will also produce wind gusts greater than 50 MPH and may rotate. While the risk of a tornado is low today, it is not zero.

Keep WTOC Weather App alerts, NOAA Weather Radios, on today just in case.

Outside of storms, gusty winds will occur as well. An easterly, then southeasterly wind averages between 10 and 20 MPH. Gusts between 20 and 30 MPH will be common.

Areas of heavy rain exit our area by mid-evening and a drier forecast, with only isolated rain, takes hold Tuesday.

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