UPDATED 7:20 PM: The severe thunderstorm watch has been cancelled as the threat for severe weather has ended across the area.
The Storm Prediction Center has issued a Severe Thunderstorm WATCH for the entire area until 9pm this evening. Plenty of clearing ahead of an approaching upper level disturbance will bring the potential for scattered strong to severe storms by early this evening.
Right now the main threats are large hail and damaging winds with a low threat for an isolated tornado or two.
Threat timing: 5pm-9pm this evening.
Stay weather aware as we head through the late afternoon and early evening hours.