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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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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Lancaster, Lancaster Airport (KLNS)

Lat: 40.12°NLon: 76.29°WElev: 397ft.

Overcast

62°F

17°C

Humidity 78%
Wind Speed NE 9 mph
Barometer 30.27 in (1024.8 mb)
Dewpoint 55°F (13°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 6 May 9:53 am EDT

Extended Forecast

  • Today

    Chance Showers Chance for Measurable Precipitation 30%

    Chance
    Showers

    High: 74 °F

  • Tonight

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 53 °F

  • Thursday

    Mostly Cloudy

    Mostly
    Cloudy

    High: 76 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 57 °F

  • Friday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 79 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 61 °F

  • Saturday

    Mostly Sunny

    Mostly
    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Partly Cloudy

    Partly
    Cloudy

    Low: 64 °F

  • Sunday

    Partly Sunny

    Partly
    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 3pm, then isolated showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 74. East wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Tonight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 53. East wind 3 to 7 mph.
Thursday
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 76. Light and variable wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 57. South wind 3 to 5 mph.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming south 5 to 7 mph in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Monday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 82. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Monday Night
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tuesday
A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 79. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
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Point Forecast:
Bausman PA
 39.99°N 76.31°W
9:26 am EDT May 6, 2015
11am EDT May 6, 2015-6pm EDT May 12, 2015
 
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