The early taste of fall is almost here. One cold front separates the warm, saturated air of the last two days with the cooler and drier air mass moving in by tomorrow. As of the early afternoon, we’re tracking scattered showers across the state with heavy rain. Lightning is not present as of noon, but it’s only a matter of time before the first strikes start up.
The heating of the day will allow showers to get stronger. Building clouds will eventually allow lightning strikes and strong wind gusts. Thunderstorms will be strongest in the eastern counties, where a “marginal” risk of severe storms is present. Otherwise, expect typical storms with the same threats we’ve had lately. Heavy rain and occasional strong wind gusts. Storms will start to wane as we move into the overnight period. Drier air will begin working in. Behind the front, a few light showers may develop as pressure slowly starts to rise. However, storms are not expected Wednesday. In fact, most stay dry and start to feel the benefits of the cold front. By the afternoon, temperatures will only make it to the upper 70s and humidity is cut. The nice weather continues through the end of the work week.