Sunny, warm today; Severe storms, tornadoes possible tomorrow

A few light showers and drizzles are possible this morning, but overall today will be a partly sunny, warm break before showers and thunderstorms return on Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

High temperatures will reach near 68 degrees and it will be mostly dry today.

Overnight, there will be a slight chance of rain after midnight, along with a chance of thunder as it gets closer to dawn. Lows overnight will be around 59 degrees.

Wednesday will be rainy throughout the day, with showers likely shortly after the sun rises. Morning showers could see small hail and thunderstorms, but the chance for severe storms won’t be until the evening.

It will be a blustery day, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Highs will be around 72 degrees.

NWS said it expects storms to arrive in the evening and overnight, some of which could be strong to severe. The main threat from the storms will be damaging wind, heavy rainfall and a few tornadoes.

Severe weather will mostly likely take place from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. with the greatest threat in west central Ohio, east central Indiana and northern Kentucky.

Residents should stay weather aware Wednesday and make a plan for possible severe weather.

The rain and storms will continue through most of the night, though the NWS predicted storm chances will fall away early Thursday morning and the rain will trail off by dawn.

Lows on Wednesday night will be around 47 degrees.

On Thursday, blustery winds will continue and clouds will quickly decrease for a mostly sunny, breezy day. Highs will be around 61 degrees.

Thursday night will be calmer as winds fall and temperatures drop to a low around 41 degrees.

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