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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Clay County residents might have their hands full after another storm front comes through the area today.

WTWO News Channel 2 Meteorologist and Brazil resident Jesse Walker told The Brazil Times Thursday another storm front is expected to come through the channels' entire viewing area today.

He said one-two inches of additional rain could drop in the county.

"The threat is there for some severe storms," Walker said.

Walker said storms could begin at 2-3 p.m. today and wind could also present a problem.

The National Weather Service weather report for the area calls for wind gusts of up to 25 mph during the storms.

Walker said the National Weather Service is expected to announced a Flash Flood Watch for the entire area today and into the evening.

He said storm cells this afternoon are expected to be fairly severe. However, he said localized rain in the evening is expected.

"Even is we get a couple of inches, it won't be as bad as the seven or eight we did get," Walker said.

There is also light at the end of the tunnel, Walker said.

"This system will go through," Walker said. "It won't be anything of (last week's) magnitude."

Walker told The Brazil Times that high pressure in the southeastern portion of the United States has caused several storm fronts to "stall out" in the Midwest.

Since the month began, Walker said Brazil has seen 15.2 inches of rain, almost 12 inches more than the monthly average.

"I've never seen anything like this as widespread," Walker said, adding flooding in 1993 was similar.

Walker said the storm front expected to hit the area today should be out of the area by early Saturday morning.

"This cold front will go through," he said.

He said another "weak" system is expected to come through the area Sunday evening, which could produce a little rain, but the he believes the weather will get better by next week.

"We should be drying out by next week," Walker said. "It will also be cooler.

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