FINALLY, A GOOD CHANCE OF RAIN...OR, WATCH WHAT YOU ASK FOR...
Yesterday, we finally got a decent dose of rain in Lakeland and Polk County! As everyone knows, much of the state has been in the midst of a drought, and at this point we need all the rain we can get to replenish the water supply as well as help toward controlling the wildfires that have sprouted up and caused periods of thick smoke to reduce visibility in the area.
But while the rains are certainly welcomed, some of the thunderstorms this weekend had become severe, with up to an inch thick hail coming down in several areas as well as damaging winds. Thankfully, no serious damage was reported, but it's that time of year when things can get nasty real fast.
The forecast this week for Polk County calls for a 60% chance of thunderstorms today and tonight, with between a 40 and 50 percent probability for the rest of the work week. Keep the umbrellas at the ready.