Severe Thunderstorm Watch Friday
The NWS Storm Prediction Center has issued a * Severe Thunderstorm Watch for portions of Northeast Colorado Southern Nebraska Panhandle Southeast Wyoming * Effective this Friday afternoon and evening from 1255 PM until 800 PM MDT. * Primary threats include... Scattered large hail and isolated very large hail events to 2.5 inches in diameter likely Scattered damaging wind gusts to 70 mph possible A tornado or two possible SUMMARY...Thunderstorms are expected to intensify over northeast Colorado and southeast Wyoming this afternoon, tracking across the watch area. The strongest cells will likely pose a risk of large hail and perhaps damaging wind gusts. A tornado cannot be ruled out. The severe thunderstorm watch area is approximately along and 75 statute miles north and south of a line from 10 miles west southwest of Cheyenne WY to 20 miles east of Sidney NE. For a complete depiction of the watch see the associated watch outline update (WOUS64 KWNS WOU1). PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... REMEMBER...A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means conditions are favorable for severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.