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Severe Thunderstorms Possible from the Central Plains to the Ohio Valley

Severe thunderstorms containing damaging winds, large to very large hail, heavy rainfall, and isolated tornadoes will be possible Thursday from the Central Plains into the Great Lakes. The primary threat is expected to move into the Great Lakes on Friday. Heavy rainfall with these thunderstorms could cause localized flooding. Read More >

Morning clouds should at least thin, if not clear out to allow for sunshine to filter through. More seasonable temperatures will be seen through Friday along with increasing humidity. Several chances for showers and thunderstorms exist. Isolated to scattered storms will be possible this afternoon mainly across northern Indiana and northwestern Ohio near remnant outflow boundaries. Thunderstorms are expected to develop across Iowa during the afternoon hours and move east towards the area. Enough moisture and instability may exist to bring a marginal risk of severe storms to the area this afternoon and tonight along with locally heavy rain. The confidence in these happening is low at this time given concerns about how fast skies can clear and timing of certain features. A cold front will move through Friday and Friday night with one more chance for showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be strong to locally severe once again.