STORMS LIKELY LATER: Other than a few patchy showers, most of the first half of the day should be dry and warm. Clouds dominate. By midday, a few showers or rumbles develop, but for most of us, the majority of the rain and storm activity doesn't really get going until after 3pm. A cluster of storms will develop northwest of us and push through our area during the late afternoon and evening hours.
DAMAGING WIND? Some of the stronger thunderstorm cores will be capable of producing damaging wind gusts, perhaps in excess of 50 mph. We don't expect widespread wind damage, rather, the possibility of a few localized, isolated swaths of strong/damaging wind. If you hear the phrase "Severe Thunderstorm Warning" today, that means you are potentially going to be IN one of those swaths of damaging wind. Take it seriously - stay away from windows, stay indoors if your location goes under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning.
REST OF THE WEEK: Scattered showers and storms linger in the forecast for several days, as an active and unsettled pattern continues. The coverage of rain stays elevated tomorrow, but drops a bit into Thursday and Friday. The weekend looks much cooler, with dry air returning by Saturday afternoon.