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Rain remains in the forecast as we prepare for Tropical Storm Elsa

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Happy Independence Day! The heavy rainfall we saw earlier this evening is fading with just a handful of shower across SE GA. Weather is looking much better for fireworks tonight!

Deep tropical moisture continues to hang over the area. The result has been, for days and days, of off and on downpours. Rainfall amounts have been heavy for some (greater than 3″) and most places have seen just the constant anytime threat, along with an actual downpour.

We continue to see southwesterly winds through Monday. So, instead of the constant onshore winds and tropical downpours, the pattern will be with patches of storms moving off the coast. Unfortunately, we will be equally as wet, they will start earlier out west and later closer to the coast.

Yep, the entire Fourth of July weekend (Monday too)

The chance of rain this afternoon will be roughly 60%. Yet, we are not looking for a washout day, just periods of off and on showers. Daytime highs, normally in the low 90s (with feel-like temperatures in the low 100s) will see afternoon highs 85-88°. Rainfall amounts will be between 1/2 and 1-1/2″ each day.

TROPICS: At 11 p.m. Sunday, Tropical Storm Elsa was located about 165 miles east southeast of Cayo Largo, Cuba. It was moving northwest at 15 mph with maximum sustained winds of 65 mph.

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