Another significant risk of severe storms today

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Good morning everybody. After a whole lot of experiences of extreme climate and over two dozen experiences of tornadoes, we've one other day of sturdy storms.

The Lower Colorado River Authority also alerted residents to prepare for the forecasted changes in the weather pattern.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms are moving through the area. DISCUSSION.A line of strong to severe storms continues to increase as they head east over Lake Michigan and into northwest IN and southwest MI. The latest run of FutureTrack shows storms developing further south this evening than previous runs. Storms that are in Kansas will continue to move northeast this evening though and are expected to impact parts of the area. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent.

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Today: Mostly to partly cloudy, breezy, warm. We'll catch a brief break after Midnight, before isolated showers return by mid overnight through the Friday morning commute.

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Tomorrow night: Clear. Wind: S 10-20; gusty. Deep-layer shear is strong enough to support continued discrete cells, though a relatively dry boundary layer will lead to higher-based cells capable of downburst winds.

Overnight lows fall to the middle 60s.

Monday, it will be sunny with a high near 75, the weather service said. Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour.

"Southern Nebraska, central Kansas, north-central Texas, and parts of Oklahoma will see heavy rainfall slowing planting progress the next few days", says Rob Miller, senior Accuweather meteorologist. Quiet and dry for the area Friday with numbers of 79-81, then it could be really nice with temps of 80-84 and sunshine Saturday! Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 miles per hour.

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