The threat for strong to severe thunderstorms will diminish this evening with any scattered downpours ending. Reports of wind damage and large hail across the state have been extensive but concentrated across central and eastern areas. However, we've had our share in western parts of the state too.
After a quiet overnight, look for sunshine mixing with clouds again Wednesday. There's still enough energy and chilly air aloft that with the heating of the day, some more scattered showers and storms could fire up during the afternoon. Coverage and intensity of any storms will be less and weaker than they were on Tuesday. Still, a storm or two may contain small hail, gusty winds and frequent lightning.
Thursday looks like a dry and pleasant day with lots of sunshine and comfortable humidity levels. An unseasonable coastal wave of low pressure then approaches from the south on Friday. The data is still split on whether it tracks far enough north to bring us some rain later Friday into Saturday. Right now there's a "chance" for rain or showers and cooler temperatures then. The rest of the weekend to follow looks mainly dry!
First Warning Meteorologist Rick Sluben
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