FORECAST: Heavy rain, lightning expected to move in tonight

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  • You should soak up these last few moments of 80-degree weather because we are in for some big changes.

  • Starting tonight, thunderstorms are expected to bring very heavy rain and lightning.

  • We believe the mountains will stave off most of the energy here, and the storms, while heavy, will not be severe.

  • Fortunately, the rain will move out quickly and we will dry out.

  • After that, cold weather is expected to start rolling in.

  • Gusty winds and clouds will knock the temperatures a bit on Wednesday.

  • This will set us up for a bigger cold outbreak for the end of the week.

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