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Severe weather possible for parts of central Plains

The NWS Storm Prediction Center is forecasting a risk of severe thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon and evening across portions of the central Plains, from northeastern Colorado into portions of southwestern Nebraska and northwestern Kansas. Large hail, damaging straight-line winds will be the main threats, though a couple of tornadoes are possible, as well.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current Conditions

Rice County

Zone Forecast

  • Today Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 70s. East winds around 5 mph.
  • Tonight Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of rain and thunderstorms after midnight. Some thunderstorms may produce heavy rainfall after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph.
  • Thursday Showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent.
  • Thursday Night Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening...then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 60s. Southeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the south after midnight. Chance of rain 60 percent.
  • Friday Decreasing clouds. A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s. West winds around 5 mph.
  • Friday Night Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s.
  • Saturday Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
  • Saturday Night Mostly clear. Lows around 60.
  • Sunday Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
  • Sunday Night Mostly cloudy. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 60s.
  • Labor Day Decreasing clouds. A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s.
  • Monday Night Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows around 60.
  • Tuesday Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 70s.