Be Aware that severe weather is possible this week

We're in the "Be Aware" stage for the possibility of severe weather this week.

The Storm Prediction Center has portions of the tri-state outlooked for the chance of severe storms on Wednesday, particularly Wednesday night.

THE SET-UP:  Warm, moist air is in place south of a front to the north of the tri-state.  Dewpoints will continue to rise over the next few days as moisture from the Gulf of Mexico is transported here by strong southerly winds.

THE FORECAST:  A strong cold front will move through on Wednesday night, with widespread showers and thunderstorms.  We'll have the moisture, winds and lift with the front to produce large hail, damaging winds and possibly isolated tornadoes.  It's too early to tell how widespread this threat is for the area, but the ingredients will be there, especially if we can get enough instability going earlier in the day.

Of course, we'll continue to keep you updated as the system evolves.