Metro-East News

Nice weather Tuesday, dangerous storms possible Wednesday

Sunny skies and a high temperature of 63 are expected Tuesday in the metro-east.

But the weather could take a dangerous turn on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

Things will remain calm Tuesday night when the low will be 46 under mostly clear skies.

Clouds will start to move into the area Wednesday morning, when there is a slight chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms. By the afternoon, the chance of rain will increase to 80 percent with high winds of up to 30 mph likely.

The most intense storms are expected to arrive about the time of rush hour Wednesday afternoon. Heavy rain is likely with a chance of tornadoes in the area.

The severe storm system is expected to pass through quickly with the chance of storms and showers decreasing to 50 percent by Wednesday evening.

The low will drop to 46 with winds from the south at up to 31 mph overnight Wednesday.

On Thursday, sunny skies will return but it will be much cooler with a high of only 58. Winds of up to 29 mph will make the temperature seem much cooler.

Thursday night, skies will be clear with a low of 37.

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