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The main concern this Thursday is the risk for thunderstorms starting late this morning and lasting through the afternoon. The storms could easily become severe as we ride along the northern side of a progressing, then passing, warm front moving in from the south. This front will ultimately be responsible for pumping temps and dew points up for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday bringing heat indices to a dangerous level.
Severe threats today include damaging winds gusts of 60+ mph, larger hail, and torrential rainfall thanks to the moisture being pumped into the area by the advancing front (once again acting as a moisture transport). There is a chance for a few tornadoes to develop along with a line of powerful storms. Localized flooding will be very possible through the day and depending on the activity during the afternoon redevelopment could occur coming into tonight and the overnight.
Currently, portions of our viewership sit under an ENHANCED RISK for severe development. This typically means we're very much in-store for severe weather.
Be sure to keep up with the forecast as the day progresses as this system will feature many variables (as they always do) and potential changes.