After a brief break from the rain Wednesday afternoon and evening, Thursday will bring another scattering of showers and thunderstorms especially after a little daytime heating. The chance for rain will start on the lower side and increase through the day. In addition, a little patchy fog could develop late and through sunrise with partial breaks in the clouds.
The risk for strong storms is limited to an isolated chance. The big ticket item is flash flooding from any downpours in the area. The northern half of the area has seen a tremendous amount of rainfall and it simply will not take much to create some quick flooding in downpours.
Highs Thursday will range from the upper 70s to lower 80s. Thursday night could have a large area of showers and storms roll into the area from Nebraska. This potential scenario would bring isolated strong wind gusts but also the enhanced risk of locally heavy rainfall during the overnight hours. This scenario still has a few question marks but will be monitored late day Thursday.
Friday has additional showers and storms in the mix before a cold front moves through Friday night to early Saturday. Once the front clears the area, gradual drying will be underway through the rest of the weekend into early next week.