Widespread showers and thunderstorms are expected over our area this afternoon and into the evening with the possibility of severe storms. The main hazards from the storms will be damaging winds, large hail and the possibility of a tornado or marine waterspout. Additionally, heavy rainfall may cause flooding in low lying areas. There is also a chance of frequent dangerous lightning strikes. All residents should remain alert for rapidly changing weather conditions and seek a safe shelter if threatening weather approaches your location.