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Risk of Strong to Severe Storms Later In The Day

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The main focus for this Wednesday is going to be the chance of showers and thunderstorms. Although, it will be another breezy day, with gusts of 25-30 mph being possible. A low pressure system is just to our west and it will track near the area through the day. This will bring us the chance of rain showers and thunderstorms.

The first round of showers and thunderstorms moved through in the morning and will tapper off as we head into the early afternoon. These storms are not expected to be severe, as they will be weakening as they move through. However, they could still produce some heavy downpours, lightning and small hail. After those showers end, we'll see a brief break in the rain in the afternoon hours. Then, we'll be waiting on the cold front to arrive.

When the cold front arrives, more showers and thunderstorms are likely for everyone. The timing of the storms right now looks like between 3pm-5pm for the western tier of the Tri-States. Then, will spread through the rest of the Tri-States as we head into the evening. If the atmosphere can recover after the morning rain, some of the late afternoon/evening storms could be on the strong to severe side. Models are showing the atmosphere being able to recover. The biggest risk with the storms would be strong, damaging wind gusts. Followed by hail and lightning. The tornado threat is very low, but they can't be ruled out 100%. Please stay weather alert!

Whitney Williams

Meteorologist Whitney Williams is a member of the WGEM StormTrak Weather team.

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