Watching for Thunderstorms


Isolated showers and thunderstorms developed this afternoon across the state, and will continue to drift across the area through the early evening. We will then have a break from the rain through much of the overnight hours.

An area of surface low pressure will move northeastward across the region tomorrow, with a strong cold front surging southeastward as the low passes by to the north late in the day.

After a brief lull in shower and thunderstorm activity Wednesday morning, more widespread storms are expected to develop along the advancing cold front in the afternoon.

A few strong to severe storms are possible during this period, with the primary threats being damaging wind, locally heavy rainfall, and hail.

Rainfall amounts of 1 inch will be likely with the storm system, with locally heavier amounts of 2 inches.

Cooler and dry air moves into the state Wednesday night with below normal temperatures by Thursday.