Rain soaks Berks; flash flood watch in effect

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- A chance for severe storms, isolated flooding and wind damage will remain in effect for central North Carolina until Wednesday, according to WRAL meteorologist Aimee Wilmoth. With it comes a few showers and thunderstorms. One or two storms could show up early this afternoon, but the bulk of the rain looks to show up after 3 to 4pm. When it's not raining, expect plenty of clouds with occasional breaks of hazy sunshine and a rather brisk and tropical breeze, with seasonably warm high temperatures in the low to mid 80s. A slow moving cold front brings heavy rain to the region on Wednesday.

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.

Northern Virginia registered some of the heaviest rain from Saturday's storm, with some areas reporting more than 7 inches. 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. Lessor said up to 2.5 inches of rain could fall in some areas between Wednesday afternoon and Thursday night.

Several rounds of showers and storms are expected for the remainder of this week.


Now, the rain is a little like candy: a little bit can go a long way. The risk for flash flooding will take place on Wednesday before the weather improves for the weekend. Scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon with severe weather a possibility.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy and humid, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms and highs in the low to mid-80s, as the cold front crosses the region, forecasters said.

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