WILD WEATHER AHEAD

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Our coastal area may experience a wet and wild couple of days as Tropical Storm Karen begins to move up the East Coast.

Once Karen makes landfall near the Gulf Coast, that moisture could be forced east by a cold front guiding Winter Storm Atlas, which is located to the west and thereby soaking our area.

Experts said the storm could briefly reach a Category 1 hurricane strength but should make landfall as a tropical storm and continue to weaken as it moves northeast.

According to limited information provided by the National Weather Service, there is a slight chance of showers. Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. Southeast wind 7 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight A slight chance of showers. Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Southeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Monday A chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after noon. Patchy fog before noon. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 78. South wind 13 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Monday Night Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then rain likely after midnight. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Cloudy, with a low around 56. South wind 11 to 14 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Tuesday A chance of showers before 10am. Partly sunny, with a high near 71. North wind around 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

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