Showers, thunderstorms later Wednesday

    A slow moving cold front will approach the area Wednesday evening, delivering showers and thunderstorms, forecasters say.

    A mostly cloudy and humid day with peeks of sun, precipitation chances will increase from west to east this evening, according to the National Weather Service.

    At the coast, NOAA forecasts an increasing chance of precipitation mainly after 5 p.m., becoming more likely after 7 p.m.

    Showers and thunderstorms “have the potential to produce locally heavy rain in a short period of time, which could lead to some local flash flooding,” a National Weather Service Hazardous Weather Outlook advises. 

    The service’s Storm Prediction Center forecast does not place the area in the risk category for strong or severe thunderstorms. 

    Forecasters expect precipitation to wind down from northwest to southeast by daybreak Thursday, with the chance of additional showers to decrease during the day. 

    By Friday, tranquil weather returns, lasting straight through the weekend. NOAA is calling for high temperatures in the middle to upper 70s at the shore. 

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