Tornado watch until 11PM

A TORNADO WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR MOST OF THE AREA UNTIL 11PM. DAMAGING WINDS (50-70MPH), LARGE HAIL (1″ DIAMETER) AND ISOLATED TORNADOES WILL BE POSSIBLE THRU THIS EVENING. POOR DRAINAGE FLOODING WILL ALSO BE A THREAT.

Severe wind caused damage and power outages this afternoon across parts of the region, and strong storms remain possible into this evening as a cold front moves in from the northwest. Skies will clear overnight with lows in the 60s.

Behind this strong front high pressure builds in for Wednesday and Thursday, bringing back-to-back nice days with mostly sunny conditions and high temperatures in the low 80s. The air will be more comfortable as well.

Friday begins a noticeably cooler stretch as high temperatures will only reach the upper 60s to low 70s for the next several days. Most days stay dry, but by Sunday the chance for rain returns as another system approaches the region.

Kevin Coskren, ABC6 StormTracker WeatherTeam

kcoskren@abc6.com