Micah Harris' Forecast: Strong to severe storms later today

Posted May 13, 2017

Locally heavy downpours, vivid lightning and gusty winds will likely occur with some of the stronger storms in our area this afternoon.

The storms are expected Thursday between between 5 p.m. and midnight.

Savage thunderstorms brought hail and a few brief tornadoes to southwestern Oklahoma and the Caprock of the Texas Panhandle and South Plains. Expect wind damage to roofs.siding and trees.

A SLIGHT Risk is in place for most of central in, including the Indianapolis metro.

For the mountains of Summit County and the Winter Park area, rain and snow showers are likely through Thursday morning with up to 3 inches of accumulation above 10,000 feet. Large hail and damaging winds are the main players.

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TOMORROW: Lingering storm activity in the Rolling Plains tomorrow morning and by the afternoon drier air will begin to mix into the South Plains. Remember, our average high temperature for this time of the year is 74°. At 1:00 PM, the National Weather Service issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch that would last through 8 PM. While the majority of this energy will remain to the northwest early next week, several disturbances will rotate around the base of the trough through the southwest flow helping to spark-off thunderstorms Tuesday through late next week. South winds will remain at 15 to 25 miles per hour until later Thursday night when winds will shift out of the north. Be sure to check back for regular forecast updates, as tonight's weather-maker slides in.

Keep it with KXXV and the First Alert 25 Weather Team for the latest weather information.

Tornadoes are not high on the list of potential hazards with this one.

The month of May is typically an active severe weather month, so this should not come as a surprise to anyone.

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