The threat for severe weather continues Friday, but fewer storms are anticipated.
Combined with a push of cool air, the building heat and humidity will provide plenty of fuel for these storms to be more risky than the average summertime thunderstorm.
Storms will start up in early afternoon today in Western and Central New York, and late afternoon in the eastern part of the state. This redevelopment is likely to initially be centered over NE Oklahoma into SW Missouri, and then gradually move into NWAR. Tornadoes are less of a risk today than Wednesday, according to the weather service. The greatest risk for tornado formation appears to be over southwest Iowa, where low level shear will be most prevalent. Small hail and locally heavy rainfall may also accompany the strongest storms. We might be also be dealing with some rain and storm chances, especially heading into Sunday and Monday. Given the magnitude of buoyancy and supportive deep shear profiles, a continued hail and damaging wind threat will persist well after dark into southern Iowa, western IL, and northern Missouri.Eastern Wyoming/Colorado eastward into northern Kansas and southern Nebraska.
In Kansas, golf ball to tennis ball sized hail fell six miles northwest of Junction City along Highway 57, in Geary County. The threat is expected to be slightly more widespread in areas of northeastern Colorado than farther north as instability should be limited with northward extent. Will we get clearing and how much clearing (sun) will we get in order for the atmosphere to recover and set the stage for more storms this afternoon?