Potential heavy thunderstorms this evening

Potential severe thunderstorms could tie up the evening commute in southwestern Connecticut on Tuesday, June 16.

Showers and thunderstorms are likely before 4 p.m. on Tuesday, followed by more  showers and another potential thunderstorm after 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.

"We are tracking a marginal severe threat this afternoon and evening across SWCT/NY," Jacob Meisel of SWCTWeather.com wrote in a tweet. "Should sun come out, expected threat to be heightened."

Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain, according to the weather service. Other area forecasters have warned of potential hail coming with the storm.

Tuesday is expected to have a high around 82 degrees, along with humidity, in southwestern Connecticut. The heavy rain could bring between a tenth and a quarter inch of rain in a short time — even more rain would fall if the thunderstorms hit our area. The chance of precipitation is 60% for this area.

After the storms pass this evening, there will be a gradual clearing of clouds and low around 62, according to the weather service.

Wednesday is expected to be a bit cooler as the sun returns. The forecast calls for a high of 78 and sunny skies.

Another thunderstorm is possible on Thursday afternoon. Thursday’s forecast calls for a high near 76. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Friday is expected to get back into the low-80s and be mostly sunny. Saturday is expected to be partly sunny with a high near 78. There could be thunderstorms on Saturday night and more thunderstorms are possible on Father's Day, Sunday, June 21, which is expected to have a high around 81.