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Warm and muggy conditions will lead to strong storms today....Afternoon Update

UPDATE:  No changes to the forecast.  Scattered showers and storms continue to develop ahead of a cold front this afternoon.  Small hail and gusty winds remain possible.

A cold front will power through the state the next 24 hours kicking up showers and

thunderstorms. Ahead of the front, warm and muggy air will stream in. Highs will jump into the mid-80s with dew points into the 60s and 70s. These ingredients will help fuel the thunderstorms later this afternoon and evening.

The Storm Prediction Center has parts of our western counties

in the *slight risk* category for severe storms while the rest of the area is under a *marginal risk*. Strong winds, one inch hail, and heavy downpours will be the main risks. The best chances for storms will be this evening and early tonight. A few storms could linger through Thursday morning.

Week’s end will feature much drier conditions and sunshine developing into the weekend. Highs will hover in the 70s to around 80. It might be one of t

he nicest weekends all summer!

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