Strong to severe thunderstorms possible for Tuesday

Tonight is shaping up to be another mild one as temperatures will barely cross over into the upper 60s overnight. Partly cloudy conditions will go along with southerly winds sustained at 10 to 15 mph.

Those winds pick right back up for tomorrow, but will remain out of the south. Sustained winds will range from 15 to 25 mph, but gusts could easily exceed 30 mph at times. Even though we’ll have the southerly winds and fair share of sunshine once again for the first half of tomorrow, temperatures aren’t expected to be as warm as they were today. Highs will max out in the mid 80s for most, but it will feel slightly warmer than that thanks to the return of moderate humidity. That additional moisture in the air could help fuel some stronger storms later on.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected to push through tomorrow evening, with all modes of severe weather possible. The better chance of severe weather will be to the west of places like Marysville and Manhattan, as that’s where more isolated and discrete cells may develop during the late afternoon hours. The threat of an isolated tornado or two can’t be entirely ruled out, but our main threats are focused on the possibility of large hail and damaging wind gusts for tomorrow evening. Heavy rainfall will be more so of a concern for the eastern half of the region as we’re expecting any individual storms to cluster together by the time it reaches that area. Rain chances and maybe even a few lingering thunderstorms are possible through the morning hours of Wednesday, but the second half of Wednesday looks to be dry.

The chance of showers and storms exists beyond Tuesday through the rest of the week, but we’re not talking washouts each and every day. To go along with those rain chances will be a tumble in our temperatures as we’ll be back in the 70s by next weekend.


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