Be prepared: Sheriff reminds residents to observe Severe Weather Awareness Week

Severe storms possible Thursday and Friday

The heaviest rain will likely be across southern Kansas City, mainly south of USA 50.

The timeline for storms to develop will be between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m.

The weather service has cancelled a flash flood watch that had been issued for the area.

Thunderstorms rolled into Lincoln shortly after 5 p.m., with golf ball-sized hail reported on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus.

Storms will track across southern Ontario through the afternoon and evening, with the greatest threat for severe impacts along and south of the warm front. Damage included downed trees and power lines, and the roof and doors of a machine shed blown off, according to the U.S. Storm Prediction Center. Ahead of a cold front widespread strong storms are likely. It's enough to be aware of, so don't turn your back on the weather Friday and Saturday!

Sunshine will return on Thursday and dry weather is expected around the state. This taste of summertime in mid-April ends with a more organized stormy weather pattern Friday and Saturday; that's followed by a little taste of "Blackberry Winter" on Sunday and Monday. It'll be mostly sunny with highs in the low-mid 80s.

Monday night - Partly cloudy with a low in the upper 40s.

Visibility will be reduced to dangerously low levels on stretches of Interstate 35, I-70 and I-80.

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