Certainly a few storms could turn severe Thursday night, with mainly a damaging wind threat. These storms will be isolated and may only have a few storms, but they will have the potential to be very unsafe. While the chance is small, any storms that develop before dark could quickly become severe with very large hail and tornadoes.
The National Weather Service logged almost 20 reports of tornadoes from the states of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas and numerous reports of high winds and hail.
Multiple tornadoes have been reported in south-central Kansas on Friday as severe weather once again erupted in the Sunflower State.
There is an enhanced risk for severe thunderstorms in parts of Oklahoma and Texas today and tonight.
The storm system producing the severe weather will begin to advance eastward on Friday, but it will not move fast; some communities will deal with yet another day of watching the skies and closely monitoring severe weather bulletins.
However, there is the added threat of tornadoes today, especially areas west of Madison.
More storms were possible later Thursday in the northeastern U.S. Coverage of storms is still expected to be scattered (~50%), but severe weather including very large hail (up to baseball size) and damaging winds ( 70 mph) will be possible with any severe storms.
These are the Severe Weather Outlook Areas for the next 3 days.
In southern Nebraska and northern Kansas, a flash flood watch is in place from tonight through Friday night. Another concern will be the potential for some heavy rain.
Monday and most of Tuesday will be dry and cooler, with highs in the lower 70s.
A location in the Florence area of north Omaha reported 1.55 inches of rainfall overnight and half-inch hail. There will be an east wind around 9 miles per hour.
In Madison on Wednesday, there is a 60 percent chance for showers and storms, with less than a tenth of an inch of rain possible, except higher amounts are possible in any storms that may develop. As the front moves through, rain should continue during the day on Sunday, but most of it should be in the form of showers, and maybe an isolated thundershower or two.