Metro-East News

Potentially severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon

The forecast calls for potentially dangerous weather this afternoon in the metro-east.
The forecast calls for potentially dangerous weather this afternoon in the metro-east. BND / Illustration

Metro-east residents should remain vigilant Wednesday afternoon and evening because of the possibility of severe weather.

Straight line winds of up to 36 mph are expected from afternoon thunderstorms, and the unstable weather system could potentially spawn tornadoes, according to the National Weather Service.

There is a 20 percent chance of showers during the morning Wednesday with the chance of rain increasing to 50 percent during the afternoon. The high temperature will be 67.

Wednesday night, the chance of thunderstorms increases to 80 percent with wind gusts up to 39 mph. The low will be 45.

Skies will be sunny Thursday with a high of 58. Wind gusts of up to 37 mph will make it seem much cooler.

It will be clear with a low of 37 Thursday night.

On Friday, skies will be sunny with a high of 54.

The low will drop to near the freezing mark Friday night, dipping to 33.

Click here for the detailed local forecast.

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