Thunderstorms this afternoon and evening could produce locally very heavy rain and gusty winds to 45 mph along with dangerous lightning.

The forecast for the region:

This afternoon:  A chance of showers before 3 p.m., then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 3 and 5 p.m., then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 5 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall.

Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 8pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8 and 11 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall..

Wednesday: A chance of showers before 9am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 9 a.m. and noon, then a chance of showers through the evening.