Possibility for severe weather in Southwest Florida Wednesday

LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Stormy weather is headed our way this evening as a cold front tracks down the Florida peninsula, bringing the possibility of severe weather through Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

Right now, the Storm Prediction Center has SWFL is under a Level 2 "SLIGHT" risk for severe weather, with areas just to our north upgraded to a Level 3 "ENHANCED" risk through the evening.

The greatest threat to our area Wednesday night is potentially damaging wind with sustained speeds 25-35mph and gusts approaching 50mph with areas of heavy rain as the thunderstorms move through.

The tornado threat remains low, although a few brief spin-ups cannot be ruled out completely. The risk for hail and flooding also remains low, but some water ponding on the roadways is possible through  Wednesday night.

The main line of storms will move out overnight, but the threat for thunderstorm activity and heavy showers continues into Thursday morning and early afternoon. Showers and storms will begin to taper off midday with less humid air filtering in behind the front making for more comfortable weather conditions as we head into the weekend.

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