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Posted: Sunday, July 2, 2017. 10:05 am CST.

By BBN Staff: The 24-hour forecast is for cloudy skies with a few showers and thunderstorms mainly over the south and coast this morning and inland this afternoon.

The skies will be partly cloudy tonight with isolated showers and isolated thunderstorms, except for a few more in the south.

The National Meteorological Service says that a tropical wave over the area maintains moist and unstable conditions.

The winds will blow from East at 10-20 knots.

The sea state will be moderate to rough.

High temperatures are expected as follows: In the coast, 87 degrees Fahrenheit; 92 degrees Fahrenheit inland and 77 degrees Fahrenheit in the hills.

Low temperatures for tonight in the coast are expected at 81 degrees Fahrenheit, inland at 74 degrees Fahrenheit and in the hills, 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

Small crafts are advised to exercise caution for gusty winds and rough seas near heavy showers.

This morning, the National Met service reported that the automatic weather station at the Punta Gorda airstrip has recorded 123.2mm (almost 5 inches) of rainfall since midnight! Flooding is likely occurring in the area as the rains continue this morning. Conditions should improve this afternoon but rains will return for southern Toledo tonight.

The National Hurricane Center reports that disorganized showers and thunderstorms continue in association with a tropical wave located about 600 miles west-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands.  Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive for some gradual development of this system during the next several days while it moves generally westward at about 10 mph. According to the NHC, there is a 40 percent formation chance over the next 5 days.

The outlook for Monday and Monday night is for fair weather with some isolated showers.


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