Our First Alert weather team is tracking the potential for strong to severe storms this evening. First, a dry line will move in from the west and could trigger a storm or two. A dry line separates humid air to the east, dry air to the west. There is a lot of energy in the atmosphere so if a storm goes up, it will quickly turn severe. Main threats will be large hail, golf ball size or bigger, and damaging winds. The tornado threat is low but not zero.
Later in the evening, a cold front will catch up to the dry line and swing through by midnight. A line of storms is expected to develop along the front and quickly moved east. The main threat with the line of storms will be damaging winds and lightning. If you have loose items like garbage cans or lawn furniture, take some time to secure them.
Behind the front, it does turning colder for your Thursday with gusty north winds making it feel even colder.
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