Wind, storm expected in Valley tonight

Windy conditions that triggered a wind advisory in the Rio Grande Valley yesterday will likely continue today with the chance for overnight thunderstorms, local meteorologists predict.

Meteorologist Tim Speece from the National Weather Service in Brownsville said the increased wind speeds were thanks to a storm system developing with a low pressure center over the front range of the Rocky Mountains extending into the central area of the country.

Speece said residents could expect rainfall today with the most rainfall to occur during the overnight hours. There’s a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms today and that increases to a 60 percent chance of thunderstorms tonight.

The chances go up on Wednesday with a 70 percent chance of thunderstorms during the day and a 50 percent chance of thunderstorms Wednesday night.

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