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Severe Weather Potential for Today and Friday

Today, a cold front is expected to push through our region, bringing with it a line of scattered showers and thunderstorms.
The Storm Prediction Center has placed our northeastern counties at a Marginal Risk for this afternoon and evening.
The primary severe weather hazards will be damaging winds and large hail.
The severity of these storms depends largely on a “cap” which acts as a lid in the atmosphere and prevents storms from building further. If clouds and strong storms are able to break this cap and remove that “lid” on the atmosphere, then the coverage of strong to severe storms will increase. The strongest cap is south of I-10 and precipitation will struggle to develop in that area.
The timing for this severe weather is approximately 3-10 PM CDT.
With rainfall accumulations ranging from a few hundredths of an inch to approximately 0.25 inches, flash flooding is not expected.