Summertime storms don’t get the same billing as severe weather threats in the Spring or Fall, but many times the strongest storm you get all year comes in the summer months. We do not expect a major severe weather threat, but some of the storms on Wednesday evening could be a little rough.
The storms we get Wednesday afternoon and evening have the potential for some strong winds, hail, frequent lightning, and locally heavy rain.
The wind is the component that often takes us by surprise this time of year; downbursts are relatively small areas of rain-cooled air that essentially fall out of a thunderstorm creating a blast of strong wind at the surface. (Downbursts are usually classified as either a “microburst” or “macroburst;” that just refers to the size of the affected area.)
We’ll keep you updated as storms develop tomorrow; until they’re on radar, it’s impossible to know precisely how they will impact a specific area. Don’t cancel your plans. Arm yourself with information:
Tuesday night’s Facebook Live Stream talking about the storms: