Severe Thunderstorm Watches Issued Thursday

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12 Jul 2018 4:49 PM
Multiple severe thunderstorms are expected through the afternoon, evening and possibly overnight Thursday to Friday. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued until midnight Friday, July 13 for these shaded areas. Parts of Minnesota and Wisconsin will get thunderstorms capable of wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour, hail up to 2 inches in diameter, and torrential downpours. Thunderstorms will move along a cold front that separates dangerously-hot air from slightly cooler, more comfortable air across the High Plains. A severe thunderstorm watch was issued until 10 p.m. Thursday, July 12 for parts of Nebraska and South Dakota. The primary weather hazards in parts of Nebraska and South Dakota will be damaging wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour and hail up to 1 inch thick. These thunderstorms are also moving along a sluggish weather front. Remember, a severe thunderstorm watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms. Folks in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for additional statements and/or warnings. A snapshot of the surface weather map late Thursday, July 12 where green shows the projected rain/thunderstorm activity. Thunderstorms will move to the east-northeast between 20 and 35 miles per hour. Keep an eye on the western and southwestern sky for incoming storms. The storms will also cause flash flooding in areas of heaviest activity. Remember to never drive through flooded roads! We have a complete update on Thursday's severe weather outlook from Meteorologist Patrick Crawford here. For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier
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