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Strong storms possible this evening

Storm Impacts

A TORNADO WATCH is in effect for counties south and west of our area. While there is no severe weather in our area right now, that could change. Here's what to expect:

TIMING - Heavy showers and storms are increasing and will move through the area from west to east over the next 2 - 4 hours. The severe weather threat will end by midnight. After that, the air stabilizes and dries out so no precipitation is expected overnight.

THREATS - The primary threat will be a few damaging wind gusts between 40-60 mph. Although the risk of a tornado is very low, it is not zero. Stay weather aware and make sure you have a way to get warnings IF any are issued. Additionally, a few storms could also produce nickel sized hail, frequent lightning, and heavy rain. Many areas could get over 1" of rain (isolated spots up near 2"), but because we've been so dry lately, flooding is not an issue.

COOL AIR - While it looks mainly dry behind the front Tuesday, the cool air lags and doesn't arrive until Tuesday night. For several nights, temperatures will bottom out in the 40s. During the day, expect temperatures to peak in the 60s. It's going to feel great!

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