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The WSPY listening area could see some potentially strong storms Monday afternoon and into Monday evening.

Meteorologist Mike Spiel says developing showers and storms are anticipated this afternoon with the possibility for strong storms locally.

By evening, heavy rainfall is possible with the showers diminishing, late Monday night. The National Weather Service says all modes of severe weather are possible, especially the threat for damaging wind. Additionally, heavy rain with the thunderstorms will lead to an increased risk of flooding this evening.

They are also projecting the likeliest possibility of a tornado or two could come near and south of the I-80 corridor.

Mike Spiel reports that the activity should be clear of the area by dawn Tuesday. Average rainfall amounts will likely be in the ½ of an inch to 1.5 inches with some isolated totals up to 2 inches.

Monday is not the only chance for some precipitation this week but any additional rainfall should be slim. A slight risk for a few scattered showers is in the forecast on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.

Temperature wise, highs should be in the low 80's to upper 70's throughout much of the week. High temperatures could rise into the mid to upper 80's by the weekend with the possibility for scattered storms on Saturday and mostly sunny skies on Sunday.

Make sure to stay tuned to 107.1 FM WSPY for the latest in weather details.