The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe weather on Thursday across parts of the central and southern Plains into the mid- and lower-Mississippi Valley, as well as for parts of the western Great Lakes and much of the eastern U.S. Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats for all three areas. In addition, isolated tornadoes are possible.
Now: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Some storms could be severe, with hail, damaging winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. South wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 11pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 11pm and 4am. Some storms could be severe, with hail, damaging winds, heavy rain, and frequent lightning. Patchy fog after 4am. Low around 68. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
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