A round of early strong storms could make the morning commute tough Friday for metro-east motorists.
Heavy rain, lightning and straight line winds of up to 60 mph were expected to hit the area as the morning rush begins, according to the National Weather Service.
Flash flooding and water standing on roadways are expected to present hazards for motorists.
The strong storms were expected to move through the area quickly, exiting the metro-east by about 10 a.m.
After the initial wave, occasional showers and thunderstorms are expected to continue until about 3 p.m. The storms will leave behind cooler temperatures than the area saw earlier in the week with a high of 58 Friday.
Friday night, skies will become partly cloudy with a low of 34.
It will be sunny Saturday with a high temperature of 59 and a low of 37.
On Sunday, skies will be mostly sunny with a high of 64 and a low of 48.
Thunderstorms could move back into the area Sunday night and linger. The extended forecast gives at least a 40 percent chance of storms next Monday through Thursday.