NWS: Severe weather expected Tuesday, Wednesday

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The National Weather Service (NWS) is predicting severe weather in the Wilmington area over the next couple of days.

A storm front moving southeast from the Midwest will hit the area Tuesday afternoon, bringing the threat of damaging wind gusts over 60 mph, quarter-size hail and possible tornadoes throughout the day and overnight.

A second round of hazardous weather with the potential for more harmful winds and hail is possible Wednesday afternoon. The NWS has classified the threats of severe weather to the area as “slight to enhanced” for Tuesday and “slight to marginal” for Wednesday.

Residents are encouraged to keep a close eye on the weather situation as it develops and be ready to react to any warnings that might be issued in their area.