Wednesday’s Forecast: Severe storms moving in

Posted at 5:30 AM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 06:07:07-05

Severe weather threat… A cold front stretches from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and is moving toward the East Coast today. Expect mostly cloudy skies today with a very slim rain chance this morning. Rain and storm chances will increase from west to east late this afternoon. Most of the rain and storms will move in tonight. Some storms could be strong to severe, with gusty winds and heavy rain as our biggest threat. Some locations could see over 2” of rainfall tonight.

Winds will increase through the day with south winds at 10 to 20 with gusts to near 30 mph possible by this afternoon. Highs will warm to the low 70s today, ahead of the cold front. Behind the front, another drop into the 50s for Thursday and into the 40s for Friday. Clouds and showers will linger for Thursday especially areas in NC and near the coast. Skies will clear on Friday. Expect sunshine and seasonal temperatures for the weekend.

Today: Mostly Cloudy, PM Rain(60%), Possible Storms. Highs in the low 70s. Winds: S 10-20G30

Tonight: Mostly Cloudy, Rain & Storms(80%). Lows in the low 50s. Winds: S/W 10-20G30

Tomorrow: Mostly Cloudy, Rain(70%), Cooler. Highs in the low 50s. Winds: N 5-15

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