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Storm Team Thursday evening forecast (04/11/2013)

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Apr 11, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-11 15:11:00-04

Clouds and areas of showers and rain will gradually increase during the evening in advance of a potent cold front.  The front itself will improve the chances for further thunderstorms development late tonight, with the possibility of storms creating strong, potentially damaging, wind gusts and periods of heavy rain late tonight and early Friday morning.  Some wind gusts may exceed 60 mph.  An isolated tornado may form along the leading edge of the storm complex overnight.  As a result, a severe weather watch may be issued later tonight for parts of the region.  Tune in to ABC 27 News at 5 for the latest details.

Lows tonight will hover around 70 degrees to the upper 60s.  Friday, rain and weaker storms will persist in eastern counties, with a clearing trend to follow regionwide.  Highs will rise to around 80 degrees.  Saturday will feature a break of dryness and sunshine before rain chances surge back later Sunday.