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A new round of severe thunderstorms is expected to sweep through the region.
The time frame for storm activity is from mid-afternoon, Saturday, July 17. through late Saturday night.
The primary threat is damaging wind gusts, the National Weather Service said in a Hazardous Weather Statement issued Saturday morning.
Wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour are possible. Drenching downpours are expected. Isolated tornadoes are possible. (See the first image above.)
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for most of the region from 2 p.m. Saturday until Sunday morning. (Click on the second image above.)
Skies will be partly sunny prior to the arrival of the storm system. It will be hot and humid with a high temperature in the mid 80s.
Sunday, July 18 will be mostly cloudy with a high temperature in the upper 70s and a chance for more thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening.
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