The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a High Wind Watch for the area, with gusts up to 60 mph expected to accompany thunderstorms late Wednesday into Thursday morning.
A High Wind Watch is issued when gusts are predicted to blow faster than 58 mph.
“These strong winds, in combination with heavy rain, could bring down whole trees, large tree limbs, power lines and unsecured outdoor objects,” the NWS warns. “This could pose a hazard to anyone out driving or walking Wednesday night and to houses and other structures near larger trees.”
Gusts are forecast to reach speeds of 49 mph in Brookfield Wednesday night.
- Wednesday: A chance of showers, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm after 2 p.m. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. South wind 5 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.
- Wednesday Night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm, mainly before 5 a.m., then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 5 a.m. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 24 mph, with gusts as high as 49 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent.