A wind advisory is in effect from 6 tonight to 11 a.m. Thursday.

A narrow band of strong thunderstorms may move through the area later this evening.

A quick changeover from rain to a wintry mix is possible late tonight, leading to hazardous driving conditions.

The forecast:

Today: Showers likely, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m. High near 52. East wind 6 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Tonight: Rain showers, snow, and sleet before 2 a.m., then a chance of sleet. Some thunder is also possible. Low around 15. Wind chill values as low as zero. Windy, with a northwest wind 17 to 22 mph increasing to 24 to 29 mph in the evening. Winds could gust as high as 43 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80 percent. New snow and sleet accumulation of less than one inch possible.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 23. Wind chill values as low as -3. Blustery, with a northwest wind around 25 mph.

Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 11. Northwest wind 13 to 18 mph decreasing to 6 to 11 mph after midnight.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 44. Light southwest wind increasing to 9 to 14 mph in the morning.

Friday Night: A slight chance of rain and snow showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 51.