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Severe thunderstorms possible for central and southern Plains Wednesday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening from central Texas northward to southern Nebraska. Very large hail is the main threat, although damaging winds and a tornado or two cannot be ruled out.
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Current conditions at

Grand Island, Central Nebraska Regional Airport (KGRI)

Lat: 40.96°NLon: 98.31°WElev: 1844ft.

Thunderstorm in Vicinity

66°F

19°C

Humidity 87%
Wind Speed SE 17 mph
Barometer 29.68 in (1004.4 mb)
Dewpoint 62°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 6 May 3:53 pm CDT
Extended Forecast for

Grand Island NE

  • This
    Afternoon

    Severe Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 70%

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    High: 70 °F

  • Tonight

    Severe Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

    Severe
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 57 °F

  • Thursday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 76 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 51 °F

  • Friday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 67 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    Low: 51 °F

  • Saturday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 40%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 66 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 80%

    Thunderstorms

    Low: 53 °F

  • Sunday

    Chance Thunderstorms Chance for Measurable Precipitation 50%

    Chance
    Thunderstorms

    High: 66 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Some storms could be severe, with large hail. Cloudy, with a high near 70. Breezy, with a south wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 4am. Some storms could be severe, with large hail. Low around 57. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
Thursday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. West wind around 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Thursday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. Northwest wind 10 to 15 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. North wind 10 to 15 mph. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Friday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 51. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 1pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 66.
Saturday Night
Showers and thunderstorms. Low around 53. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Sunday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 66.
Sunday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Monday
A slight chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 57. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 40.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 66.
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Point Forecast:
Grand Island NE
 40.92°N 98.37°W (Elev. 1860 ft)
2:46 pm CDT May 6, 2015
5pm CDT May 6, 2015-6pm CDT May 12, 2015
 
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