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Storms Target Central Plains This Evening

UPDATED 8:30 PM CDT, August 12, 2009

UPDATED By WeatherBug Meteorologist, Patrick O'Hara

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Storms are rolling through the Southeast Atlantic Coast this evening ahead of a slow-moving cold front. Hail and gusty winds will be the main storm elements. More storms will rev up in the central Plains.

This nearly stationary front stretches from the Delmarva Peninsula southward into the southern Georgia and the Deep South. Storms have been firing across the interior Carolinas and additional storms are already igniting over the Carolina Coastline as the front moves east and encounters warm and humid air.

WeatherBug Meteorologist Rachel Peterson has the latest on today`s severe storm risk in this exclusive WeatherBug Severe Video.

Accompanying these strong to severe storms will be heavy rainfall. One to three inches will pelt the eastern Carolinas and eastern Georgia today. Remember, "Turn Around, Don`t Drown." The rain, however, will be welcome news for the Southeast, which is currently experiencing an abnormally dry spell as per the latest drought report.

Another area of concern will be the central Plains later tonight. Gusty storms capable of large hail will be possible in Omaha, Lincoln and Imperial, Neb.

Trees and power lines have been reported down due to the power winds associated with storms that pushed through the Carolinas and Georgia this afternoon. A pine tree was snapped in half near the gate to the Myrtle Beach, S.C. Air Force Base. Be sure to keep WeatherBug active to receive the latest weather in your neighborhood and get the latest information anywhere on Twitter at WeatherBug WeatherBuzz.

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