AccuWeather: Periods of Rain and a Gusty Thunderstorm

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Karen Rogers with AccuWeather during Action News Mornings on January 23, 2018. (WPVI)

TODAY: Rain moved into the region very early this morning and we'll continue to see periods of rain, heavy at times. We've already seen several lightning strikes in the region with this unstable atmosphere, and we could see another thunderstorm or two with the chance for some very strong winds not far above the surface.

During the morning and early afternoon, winds of 40 mph or more will be located at 2,000 feet up in the atmosphere. At elevations of 3,000 to 4,000 feet, the winds will top 50 mph winds. That means we could have a locally damaging wind gust wherever a thunderstorm develops. Rainfall totals on the order of 1/2" to 1". Things are moving along fairly quickly in the flow. Rain ends in the city between 1 and 2 p.m. By 3 p.m. we should see some breaks of sun mixing with the clouds.

We'll have an early high of 62, but temps will fall into the low to mid 50s this afternoon behind the cold front.

WEDNESDAY: Some sun returns, but it's breezy and cooler with a high of 42.

THURSDAY: It's brisk and chilly despite abundant sunshine. High 39.

FRIDAY: It will be mostly sunny and seasonable. High 40.

SATURDAY: Clouds will increase through the day and it turns milder with a high of 54.

SUNDAY: Expect lots of clouds with periods of rain. Some models suggest the rain could hold off until late in the day or at night. It's mild again. High 59.

MONDAY: Any lingering morning rain clears out quickly. Then, it's partly sunny and cooler. The high drops to 48.

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