From the ABC 7 Weather team

Severe storms moving back into the region on this Thursday

April 28, 2011 - 09:08 AM
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Severe storms and possible tornadoes will continue to be a threat as a cold front pushes through.

Thursday: Showers & Storms; Some Heavy and/or Severe; Late Afternoon Clearing

Highs: 70s | Wind: Variable 10-20+

Overnight: Clear To Partly Cloudy

Lows: Upper 40s – Low 50s | Wind: W 10-15

Friday: Partly Cloudy; Cooler & Breezy

Highs: Upper 60s | Wind: W 10-15

A TORNADO WATCH remains in place for all counties east of the Blue Ridge until 3 p.m. Additionally, flash flooding of streams and creeks and flood warnings are in place for areas just east of the Blue Ridge where they have picked up over 2 inches of rain in those locations. Showers and storms continue to develop along and ahead of a strong approaching cold front. Showers and storms will gradually come to an end this afternoon, from west to east, with gradual clearing and cooling temperatures following the front. High pressure settles back into place to round out the week and sticks around through the weekend. Temperatures drop off into the upper 60s Friday but rebound back into the 70s over the weekend. The next storm system heads our way by early next week providing our next chance of rain.

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