Afternoon forecast: Showers, thunderstorms expected

Staff Reports • Dec 17, 2015 at 6:00 PM

A 60-percent chance of rain is expected Thursday afternoon, mainly after 3, with thunderstorms possible Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Otherwise, skies will be mostly cloudy with a high near 75 degrees with south winds around 20 mph with gusts as high as 30 mph. A wind advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m.

Showers and thunderstorms are expected Thursday night before midnight, then showers are likely Friday between midnight and 3 a.m. Forecasters said some of the storms could be severe. The low will be around 38 degrees with southwest winds at 15 mph-20 mph becoming southwest at 10 mph-15 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 30 mph. 

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