Severe storms possible later today, high winds forecast

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The primary threats from any storms that do develop are strong damaging winds and even a moderate threat of tornadoes due to the strong winds in the upper levels of the atmosphere.

Thunderstorms (light green) - General or non-severe thunderstorms - Delineates, to the right of a line, where a 10% or greater probability of thunderstorms is forecast during the valid period. If no storm shelter is accessible, get into an area of the basement near as many walls as possible in case the dwelling collapses.

Our severe weather threat for Friday has shifted east, including far southeastern counties of IN - closer to Cincinnati.

There are two severe thunderstorm watches, one in Arkansas, including Little Rock, and one the four corners of Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa, including Des Moines and Kansas City.

Nine tornadoes were reported from Texas to Iowa Wednesday with some straight-line wind gusts exceeding 100 miles per hour.

The main threat with the line of storms will be damaging winds.

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Vicious thunderstorms impacted parts of the Plains Wednesday, sparking over 200 reports of severe weather.

During Thursday and Thursday night, the risk of severe thunderstorms will shift eastward and extend into part of the Northeastern states.

Today: Mostly to partly cloudy, breezy, warm. Out west, four tornadoes as I type this, two reports of 90 and 92 miles per hour winds in Pratt Co.

Overnight lows fall to the middle 60s. After that, a quick wave might create scattered storms late Sunday, but it seems that Tuesday night and Wednesday of next week would be a more favorable time for more storms to visit.

Monday, it will be sunny with a high near 75, the weather service said.

We are looking at lower 80s for highs, this weekend, across the Charlotte zone. 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!