Tuesday Forecast: Alert Day still on despite threat weakening - Slow clearing through the day
Today is an Alert Day. Your WIS First Alert Weather Team continues to track the potential for strong or possible severe storms in the Midlands this afternoon and evening.
We're keeping an eye on a cold front to our west. Ahead of the front, we're going to see a mix of clouds and sunshine and highs in upper 70s and lower 80s. As the front slides into the Midlands during max heating of the day, scattered showers and thunderstorms could fire up. Some of those storms could be strong or severe. Damaging winds, heavy rain and hail are possible. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. The best time frame for any active weather will be between 2 pm and 9 pm today.
Parts of the Midlands are under marginal or slight risks for severe storms today. Now, while some storms may not be as strong as this morning's weather, don't let your guard down. We won't be in a favorable environment this afternoon, so the weather could get active, and we'll be right here to keep you posted.
On Wednesday, a few cold showers and possibly a couple of flurries could mix in, especially for areas closer to the North Carolina border. Otherwise, expect clouds and highs in the 50s.
Tonight: Quiet weather returns with lows getting down into the 50s.
Wednesday: Partly to Mostly Cloudy. Cold Showers Possible (30%). Cool and Breezy. Highs in the mid 50s. Winds: W 15-20 mph.
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