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Umbrella handy? Modesto may get rained on today

It may be June on the calendar, but the weather isn't going according to plan. The Modesto-area forecast today calls for mostly cloudy conditions with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

A brief cloudburst dropped rain on north Modesto for a few minutes about 7:30 this morning.

High temperatures in the area should range from 73 to 83 degrees today, depending on elevation. Winds are expected to be from the northwest today at 10 mph.

The National Weather Service said the scattered showers and thunderstorms should appear over the interior of Northern California, with the most numerous over the northern Sierra, southern Cascades and northern Coastal Range. The stronger storms will bring heavy rain, strong wind gusts and hail.

It should be mostly cloudy in the Modesto area tonight with a slight chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Lows are expected in the 50s, and it will be breezy. Northwest winds are expected from 10 to 15 mph with gusts to 25 mph.

The forecast looks much the same through Friday night.

For the complete forecast, go to www.modbee.com/weather.

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