HIGH POINT, N.C. (WGHP) — Expect steady rains and a possibility of thunderstorms for Tuesday.

After a day of showers with chances for heavier rains throughout the day, a warm front will come northward on Tuesday evening, crossing through the Piedmont Triad around 8 p.m., which might spark off thunderstorms that could produce damaging winds.

The is a low or marginal risk for the severe weather to kick off between 5 p.m. and midnight, but the presence of thunderstorms is dependent on whether warmer air moves into the area ahead of an incoming cold front or not.

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There will be heavier rain later in the evening, but the chances of storms will be dependent on that warm air.

There is a small chance a few storms could produce damaging wind gusts or an isolated tornado. 

The rain is helping with the ongoing efforts to fight the wildfire burning on Sauratown Mountain.