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Big changes are coming with this week's weather. These changes include widespread thunderstorms followed by a dramatically cooler temperatures.
A strong cold front is moving closer to the state. The muggy air will mean a good chance of rain and thunderstorms Wednesday. It's possible we could see a few strong storms. While the overall severe threat is fairly low, it's likely a few storms West of I-65 may actually create winds over 50mph, small hail, and heavy rainfall. Lightning could be intense. Most of the active weather will move into the state around noon and last through Wednesday evening.
We will likely wake up to a few showers early Thursday. The big change will be temperatures. Highs Thursday afternoon will only reach the mid 60s with overnight lows falling into the 40s. Temperatures will be about 10 degrees below normal. We will gradually warm back into the 70s toward the weekend.