50/50 shot of storms first day of October

(image: WPMI) 50/50 shot of storms first day of October

We are kicking off the new month with hotter than normal temps (near 90) along with a 50/50 shot of disruptive afternoon storm action.

In fact, gusty straight line winds, dangerous cloud to ground lightning and minor flooding are all possible with stronger storms late this afternoon and early evening.

After we get past today, our storm threat will decrease and the heat will pick up. Long-lasting, super-soaking storms are not expected this week.

Pop-up storms are though, especially during the peak heating of the day. Our local weather pattern will resemble August or September definitely not October.

If you're looking for the weather to change as we head into October, you'll have to look elsewhere.

Above normal temps, day and night, are in the forecast over the next seven days, if not longer.

The Tropics:

Tropical Storm Leslie continues to meander about in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

The storm is slowing moving southwest and is expected to strengthen, possibly into a hurricane, but Leslie is not predicted to impact any land areas.

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