Severe Weather Outbreak Likely Thursday Night In The Central and Southern Plains

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As The Amarillo Globe reports, four tornadoes were spotted in the eastern part of the Texas Panhandle Tuesday afternoon. Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter possible Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 miles per hour possible A tornado or two possibleSUMMARY.Severe thunderstorms will continue to increase and organize across the region within a moderately sheared and unstable environment.

Far western portions of Texoma could also be affected.

Storms will be most severe in the 4-7pm timeframe with a window of opportunity a few hours before (southwest of the QCA) and a few hours after (to the northeast). The storms in Iowa have had a history of producing wind damage and large hail, so treat them with respect. There could be some partial clearing with more sun early afternoon, leading to heat building and more instability developing.

The National Weather Service is seeking volunteers in Lake Havasu City to help with providing storm reports during periods of severe weather. Quick moving storms have the highest potential to bring us damaging wind gusts and large hail, followed by the threat of a few tornadoes.

The area at greatest risk of tornadoes Thursday and Thursday night lies from Wichita to just east of Garden City, Kansas, south to Woodward Oklahoma.

On Thursday morning, Deer Creek Public Schools and Oklahoma City Public Schools announced that all evening classes and activities have been canceled in light of the expected storms. Stay weather aware and do not forget to not drive in flooded areas.

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A tornado watch covering a large swath of Wisconsin, including Dane County, was issued Wednesday by the National Weather Service.

Tonight, there is an 80 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 9 p.m., according to the weather service.

Fort Calhoun and De Soto, Iowa reported winds as high as 100 miles per hour.

Rain chances will linger through the weekend, with thunderstorms likely Friday, Saturday and Sunday in areas of Arkansas. Some areas are likely to pick up at least 2 or 3 inches of rain during the next week.

The Lincoln Airport recorded 1.82 inches of rain from Tuesday to mid-morning Wednesday. A Tornado Watch was issued for parts of North Texas, including Dallas and Fort Worth, until 10 p.m. Mostly cloudy with a low around 67.

Sat: High: 69 Becoming partly cloudy.

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