Showers And Storm Return For the Weekend

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A storm system in the southern Plains this evening will lift north overnight. Rain chances look to arrive along and south of I-70 after midnight, while areas farther north should stay until about 3 AM. Widespread rain is likely during the morning hours Saturday and then becoming more scattered in nature in the afternoon.

A few strong storms will be possible Saturday evening. Chief Meteorologist JC Fultz says the position of a warm front will be the key to where stronger storms will develop. The Storm Prediction Center has a marginal risk for strong storms in place from I-72 to I-70 and a slight risk for severe storms along and south of I-70. Main threats will be gusty winds and hail, but an isolated tornado can't be ruled out, especially closer to I-70. 

Low pressure will track just to the south of I-70 Sunday afternoon with scattered showers and rumbles of thunder possible. Shower start to wrap up by Sunday night. Fultz says rain totals look to range from 0.75" to 1.25" in many areas, with locally heavier amounts where stronger storms develop. 

Temperatures over the weekend will remain below normal with highs only reaching the lower to middle 60s and lows in the upper 40s to low 50s. 

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