FOLLOW-UP: Rain, storms and snow are on their way | Meteorology

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Today: Mostly cloudy with a chance of isolated showers/drizzle. Highs remain cooler than normal in the northern 30s and southern 40s, although south of I-80 may experience low 50s. Expect a windy afternoon! Southeast winds will pick up between 15 and 25 mph, gusting up to 40.

This evening: Temperatures aren’t dropping that much tonight. In fact, temperatures climb for much of the night, giving us Wednesday’s high early in the morning. Widespread rain and even a few thunderstorms are expected. There is a slight risk that some of these storms will be severe, with hail being the main threat. Winds will continue southeast at 10-20.

Wednesday: The rain continued intermittently throughout the day. Ultimately, rain totals should land between 0.5″ and 1″ in the rain gauge. Morning highs peak in the 50s, maybe even low 60s in the south. These temperatures will drop steadily throughout the afternoon. The winds will shift, coming from the northwest at 10-20 mph, thanks to the passage of the cold front responsible for this chaotic weather.

Rest of the week: As this system heads east Wednesday night, expect rain to turn to snow. Accumulations could total up to 2 inches north of Highway 20 with lesser amounts farther south. Most of the snow that accumulates accumulates only on grassy areas and raised surfaces. Don’t expect much, if any, shoveling! On Thursday, this system exits to the east. Winds will return to gusty, coming from the NW at 15-25 mph. Highs returned to below normal in the 30s and 40s. We have a break Friday with mostly sunny skies, light winds and highs either side of 50°. Chances of snow return from Friday evening to Saturday. As temperatures warm up again to 50° on Saturday, the snow will turn to rain. Another break from the rain arrives in time for Sunday!

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