Wind and coastal flood advisories continue across the area this weekend with a strong low pressure system pushing across the center of the country. Expect the wind to continue to gust over 40 mph at times especially near the Lake and Gulf through Sunday morning. Tides are running 1-2 feet above normal this weekend at high tide, flooding some of the traditional low lying roads outside of the hurricane risk reduction system. High tides are from late morning to early afternoon the next couple of days.
The influx of moisture on the strong southeasterly wind is leading into what will be a good chance for rain and some strong storms on Sunday. Rain will be heavy at times with quite a bit falling in a short period. The Storm Prediction Center places the North Shore and Mississippi Gulf Coast under a slight risk for severe weather with the rest of the area under a marginal risk. The greatest threat will be damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. Right now model timing puts the line moving in around noon with lingering storms into the late evening. If the upper low that's moving the front along slows down that could keep us stormy later into the night. Stay tuned throughout the weekend for further updates.
Drier and slightly cooler air moves in Monday and for part of Tuesday with moisture quickly returning for the middle of the week. Another strong storm is possible by Wednesday and Thursday of next week with heavy rain a possibility.
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