Chance of severe thunderstorms Tuesday

Radar image at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday.

Radar image at 7:25 a.m. Tuesday.

Any thunderstorms that develop through the early afternoon hours Tuesday might become severe.

A strong cold front moving through the region is delivering showers and isolated thunderstorms, some of which could produce locally damaging wind gusts and brief downpours.

A bulletin notes that wind gusts up to 55 miles per hour are possible and rain could result in flooding of roadways and areas of poor drainage. But thunderstorms might become severe.

NOAA defines a severe thunderstorm as producing hail at least one of the following: hail at one-inch in diameter, a wind gust of 58 miles per hour or greater, or a tornado.

The National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center places the area in the “marginal risk” category for severe thunderstorm development, meaning a chance of “severe storms of either limited organization and longevity, or very low coverage and marginal intensity.”

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