A quintessential summer pattern will be in place across the Gulf Coast and Southeast this week as a warm and humid airmass sparks pop-up afternoon thunderstorms.
Tapping into that humidity, these storms will have the ability to produce torrential rainfall and frequent lightning at times. NOAA's Weather Prediction Center said several inches of rain could fall from the New Orleans area to South Florida.
Southwestern Florida will likely see the highest rain totals, with areas near Fort Myers and the Everglades picking up anywhere from 2-3 inches with some locally higher amounts. The New Orleans area is also expected to see about 1 to 2 inches, but areas around the city and points north could pick up 2 to 3 inches of rain.
Light winds above the surface mean the storms won't move all that much and those that are more stationary will have a greater chance of producing flash floods.
If one of these storms should sit over an urban area, travel disruptions due to flooded streets are likely.
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