Weather official: Severe thunderstorms to hit Nebraska, Iowa


South of the warm front on Thursday, surface temperatures will climb well into the teens and even low 20's with southwesterly winds. This will shift the area of solid soaking rain into northern Lower Michigan, and will also bring a chance of severe thunderstorms into southern Lower Michigan. We have a slight risk for severe weather, which is higher than the marginal risk that we are under Wednesday.

Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected from late this afternoon through early tonight.

MARGINAL essentially means we expect some storms to approach or exceed severe limits (58mph winds, quarter-size hail), but that threat is limited to only a few isolated storms.

Dry and cooler conditions are expected for the remainder of the work week and into the weekend.

The Storm Prediction Center has a MARGINAL RISK of severe storms posted for much of the Valley Friday.

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The main threat has been high winds and hail, and the tornado threat was low in central Kansas.

Showers will linger into Thursday morning.

The front will be in the area on Thursday with widespread showers and thunderstorms likely.

Heavy rain is likely for the evening rush hour. That update would happen this evening or early tomorrow morning. Friday looks cloudy with rain chances increasing in the afternoon.

Monday - Mostly sunny and breezy with a high in the lower 70s.