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Storms Expected This Afternoon, Security Concerns and the 9/11 Anniversary, President Obama Speaks at 9 P.M.

Windy day as first real cold front arrives, Cold front coming from the north will merge with storm from lower Midwest
Potential of severe storms wind and heavy rain tonight, Humidity will increase and by 8pm scattered storms arrive with threat continuing throughout the night

                       
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy start with the thunderstorms possible by 5pm starting in the west. High: 82
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Storms some may be severe. . LOW: 64
THURSDAY: Starting off with showers with afternoon clearing but chilly. High: 68

NEW YORK (WCBS/CNN) - Just days before the anniversary of 9/11, the president met with his top national security officials on the major terror threats facing America as terror analysts issue new warnings that some of the country's biggest landmarks are at risk: New York City bridges, historic landmarks and transportation lifelines. "This would have again a human disaster, a psychological disaster, none of which any of us want to sustain," Rep. Peter King, R - NY. Plots go back to the 90s when blind sheik Omar Abdel Rahman was convicted of the first World Trade Center attack and plotting to take out the George Washington bridge. In 2003, Iyman Faris was convicted of an al-Qaeda scheme to slice the cables on the Brooklyn Bridge. It goes beyond bridges. Najibullah Zazi, with al-Qaeda training, nearly pulled off blowing up New York's subway before the FBI thwarted him just before the 9/11 anniversary in 2009. Lone wolf Faisal Shahzad set off a car bomb that fortunately fizzled in Times Square in 2010. Bridges, tunnels, subways and tourist spots are chosen for a reason.

 
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama will address the nation Wednesday on the threat of the Islamic State and what the U.S. intends to do about it. Administration officials say the president will frame the threat posed by the group and outline his strategy to address that threat. He will also share new proposals on how to fight and destroy the militant group. Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday that he has the authority to carry out his strategy even without approval from lawmakers. The president will deliver his televised speech from the White House at 9 p.m. EDT.


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