Severe storm watch until 10 PM, heaviest rain arrives later tonight

*A severe storm watch is in effect until 10 PM for the entire Midstate, heavy rain and gusty winds are likely with any storms that develop.

A cold front and the leftovers of Tropical Depression Cindy will be the major players of our forecast this afternoon and evening. For the midday hours we expect a lull or break in the rain before more storms develop. Temperatures in the 80s and plenty of humidity is expected. Any storms that form this afternoon and evening will be hit-or-miss, so you still will be able to be outside for plans. You may just need to run inside until the storm passes. Some storms may be strong to severe, especially given the amount of sunshine and humid air we are seeing across the Midstate this afternoon.

Finally, a round of heavy rain appears likely tonight. This is the last gasp of the cold front and the moisture arriving from Cindy. Most of this moisture should clear out of the Midstate by 8 AM Saturday morning with more clearing expected by noon. Rainfall totals from today and early tomorrow morning will average between 1 and 2 inches, with isolated higher amounts. Over 3 inches of rain are possible for the locations that see multiple rounds of heavy downpours, we will continue to monitor these trends throughout the evening/night.

The rest of Saturday after the early morning rain turns hot with temperatures in the upper 80s with lower humidity to follow by Saturday evening.

Cooler air from Canada arrives late Saturday and Saturday night, leading to a pleasant Sunday with low humidity and highs only near 80F.

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