National Weather Service: Storms possible Thursday, Friday

Forecast: Rain likely today; some storms could be severe

Storms could produce large hail and damaging winds. The upper level system will be swinging across southeastern Kansas late Friday night into Saturday morning with much colder air spilling southward into the state.

On Friday only the northern parts of Alabama will be in the marginal risk area - including the cities of Muscle Shoals, Florence, Decatur and Huntsville, among others.

Friday's severe weather is heavily dependent on exactly where this warm front sets up.

Thursday will start out breezy and warm, with highs near 80 and winds SW near 20 miles per hour. The chance of storms will progress to the southeast as the cold front moves through.

The thunderstorms will reach Kansas City, Missouri, and the Quad Cities area of Iowa and IL later on Wednesday night.

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The weather service has cancelled a flash flood watch that had been issued for the area.

We'll have a break in the storm activity for the afternoon.

Major cities that could be adversely affected by severe storms on Thursday include Detroit and Lansing, Michigan; Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Indiana; and Toledo, Cleveland, Dayton and Columbus, Ohio. This front will move north overnight triggering showers and storms shortly after midnight lasting into the morning hours Wednesday.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Lancaster County, effective through 6. Storms early are unlikely to be severe, but afternoon storms are worth watching.

Storm spotters play a vital role during severe weather. Some of them could get pretty rough with intense lightning, small hail, and gusty winds along with heavy rain.



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