Stormy weather to pound metro-east

April 1, 2014 

Lightning bolt

A lightning bolt branches out across the sky behind some houses.

Spring storms are expected to hit the metro-east in waves over the next three days -- and some of them could be severe.

Skies will be mostly sunny early in the day Tuesday when the high is expected to reach 62 degrees. But clouds will move in later in the day and rain could come after 4 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

There is a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms during the evening hours Tuesday and overnight into Wednesday morning.

The high is expected to be 71 Wednesday with a 60 percent chance of storms throughout the day. Storms could be severe and large hail is possible. The possibility of stormy weather increases to 80 percent overnight Wednesday, when the low will be 61.

According to National Weather Service maps, the metro-east is in an area where there is a risk of tornadoes Wednesday night and Thursday. The high Thursday will be 76 degrees with a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms. The low will be 49.

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