Severe storms expected to roll through metro-east

News-DemocratApril 2, 2014 

Thunderstorms rattled the metro-east early Wednesday and continue to be a factor for morning commuters.

Occasional downpours could slow travel or cause dangerous driving conditions because of water standing on roadways.

The high temperature is expected to reach 68 degrees Monday with a 70 percent chance of storms throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service. During the evening hours storms could ramp up as the chance of stormy weather increases to 80 percent. Large hail is a possibility.

More rough weather is expected Thursday with a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms. The National Weather Service warns that the Thursday storms have the potential to be severe, potentially spawning tornadoes. The high temperature will reach 78.

On Friday the weather will be much more calm with partly sunny skies. But the temperature will drop 25 degrees with a high of 53 expected, and breezes of up to 30 mph will make it seem even cooler.

The extended forecast calls for sunny skies and temperatures in the mid- to upper-50s this weekend.

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