TODAY: There is a slight chance of a morning t-storm with increasing t-storms in the afternoon through evening. A few could be strong with gusty winds to 50 mph and small hail. Some will contain heavy rain. High temperatures will reach 80 with southerly winds at 8-15 mph. Areas south of I-70 have the greatest threat for strong afternoon and evening storms.
TONIGHT: Skies will be mostly cloudy with heavy rain possible overnight. Strong storms will weaken and track northeast. Showers and storms are likely to continue through the early morning for most.
EXTENDED: Storms area likely to taper off east of US 63 by early afternoon. There is a chance for a linger shower near I-44 into early Saturday evening. Cooler, drier air moves in Saturday keeping our high temperatures in the low to mid 70s. The start of next week looks dry with partly cloudy skies and high temperatures in the 70s Monday, climbing to near 80 Tuesday and lower 80s Wednesday with a chance of t-storm returning later in the week by Thursday. For additional weather updates, follow @ABC17Stormtrack on Twitter.