Severe storms could bring heavy rain, hail, high winds and isolated tornadoes in some areas throughout the tri-state Thursday, and meteorologists are urging all residents to be cautious.
The warm front that brought temperatures in the muggy high 80s to the area over the last two days has lifted out of the region, but a slow-moving cold front will approach from the Great Lakes region, bringing with it a round of thunderstorms and downpours, meteorologists said.
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While it won't rain continuously throughout the day Thursday, brief periods of heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected to dump about 1 to 2 inches of rainfall on the area.
Cooler air will accompany the stormy weather. Temperatures are forecast to hit highs in the mid-70s on Thursday before dropping to the 60s on Friday, where they're expected to linger amid partly cloudy skies through the Memorial Day weekend.