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A Few Severe Storms Possible Across Central Plains Today

9:15 AM CDT, August 7, 2012

By WeatherBug Sr. Meteorologist, James West

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Typical summertime thunderstorms producing dangerous lightning and a quick downpour will be on the docket this afternoon and evening across large stretches of the South and central Plains. However, mixed in will be a few severe storms, especially across the Plains.

Today`s severe weather threat, which includes damaging winds and large hail, will extend across the central Plains of north-central Nebraska southward into northwestern Kansas. These storms will start this afternoon and last through this evening.

A more general thunderstorm threat producing frequent lightning and a quick burst of heavy rain will be found across the Dakotas, parts of northern Texas and central Oklahoma as well as the South and Southeast. For these areas, the thunderstorms will be more widely scattered, with any rain that falls barely making a dent in the extreme on drought extending across the central and Southern U.S.

If you are outside, remember this easy rule, "When thunder roars, head indoors." This link offers more about lightning safety.

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