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Region could face severe weather later today


Storms, some of them severe, will be possible Saturday, Monday and possibly Thursday as a train of weather systems rolls across the state. There is a low threat these become severe with golf ball size hail and 75 miles per hour wind the main threats.

Forecasters could have a busy week ahead, with three potential rounds of strong to severe storms possible through next week. Denver could see 1-3 inches of snow Friday, even though high temperatures will be in the mid-50s.

With the storm moving through, he advised people to stay indoors and don't plan any outdoor activities. Winds S 15-30 miles per hour.

Meteorologists at the national Storm Prediction Center say almost 19 million people living from MI to south Texas are at some risk of severe storms Friday. Tornadoes and flash flooding do not appear to be a risk on Saturday. Long-range models show the potential for a train of storms through the central USA for the next few weeks. There will likely be a few storms that are strong to severe.


The system pushing into the central USA may create more severe weather as it pushes east, said Bob Oravec, senior branch forecaster with the Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland. Area-wide rain chances will wait until later in the evening, as leftover moisture on the back-side of the storm system moves through overnight. Storms will likely then move east into SW Arkansas and NW Louisiana between 6pm-10pm.

Rain chances return midweek, with a 50 percent chance on Wednesday.

The storms should begin to head out of the area by 6 or 7 p.m. and skies should be clear by 9 p.m., according to Goodwin.

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