Strong storms, heavy rain overnight

Timing will be around and after midnight
Posted at 2:22 PM, Aug 10, 2020

We’re back in our summer pattern with plenty of heat, humidity, and now storm activity. Storms today have been scattered with only a few clusters of heavy rain. Otherwise it’s cloudy with a few scattered light to moderate showers. The rain has cooled temperatures down into the 70s, but rain-free areas with sun are still in the low to upper 80s.

The rain and thunderstorms this morning and afternoon is the preliminary activity today. Later tonight, more specifically overnight, will have the better chance for rain and thunderstorms. A complex which is bringing severe storms to portions of Iowa and Illinois, will dive southeast through tonight. It will arrive in our northern counties around midnight tonight and push south early Tuesday. By the time it makes it here, the heating of the day will be lost, meaning the severe potential will lower. Still, the complex may have enough energy to produce a line of thunderstorms that bring strong to damaging wind gusts. It will certainly have a line of heavy rain move south and lightning may be frequent at times. Have a way to get severe weather alerts overnight in case a severe storm moves over your location in the early morning hours. Storm activity continues through the rest of the week, along with the heat and humidity.