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Severe weather expected for Upper Midwest on Wednesday

A potent storm system will bring a chance of severe thunderstorms to parts of the Upper Midwest on Wednesday and Wednesday night. Very large hail, damaging wind gusts, tornadoes and heavy rain are possible with these storms.
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Punta Gorda, Charlotte County Airport FL

7 Day Forecast

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Overnight

Partly Cloudy

Partly
Cloudy

Low: 72 °F

Wednesday

Scattered Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Scattered
Thunderstorms

High: 93 °F

Wednesday
Night

Scattered Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

Scattered
Thunderstorms

Low: 72 °F

Thursday

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Thunderstorms
Likely

High: 91 °F

Thursday
Night

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Thunderstorms
Likely

Low: 74 °F

Friday

Thunderstorms Likely Chance for Measurable Precipitation 60%

Thunderstorms
Likely

High: 91 °F

Friday
Night

Isolated Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Isolated
Thunderstorms

Low: 74 °F

Saturday

Scattered Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

Scattered
Thunderstorms

High: 92 °F

Saturday
Night

Isolated Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 20%

Isolated
Thunderstorms

Low: 74 °F

Detailed Forecast

  • Overnight Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Light east wind.
  • Wednesday Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 101. Calm wind becoming south southwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Wednesday Night Scattered showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. East wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Thursday Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Heat index values as high as 97. East wind 5 to 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Thursday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Light and variable wind becoming south southeast around 5 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Friday Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. East southeast wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
  • Friday Night Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Saturday Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Light east southeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Saturday Night Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Sunday Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Sunday Night Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Monday Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
  • Monday Night Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Tuesday Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Chance of precipitation is 50%.