Local events postponed due to severe weather Saturday

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While an isolated shower or two will be possible in the late morning and early afternoon, the greatest threat of isolated severe storms will arrive between 9:00 PM Sunday and 2:00 AM Monday. Just take an umbrella and rain coat, but keep in mind that these will not turn severe.

Storms are expected to form during mid-afternoon and start moving east.

Because of winter weather conditions, the Kansas Department of Transportation closed K-27 from the US 36 junction to the Nebraska state line, and USA 36 from St. Francis to the Colorado state line.

TORNADO THREAT: Medium threat in Arkansas with a few warnings possible Friday evening.

Marginally severe storms will be possible until 10 a.m. this morning in North Alabama, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville.

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SPC indicates our severe risk level is Moderate or FOUR on the one to five severe risk scale. This system is expected to set up as a "squall line", meaning the most significant threats will be damaging straight-line winds in excess of 70 miles per hour and prolonged heavy rains leading to flooding.

Saturday will feature another warm afternoon with a gusty breeze.

DAMAGING WIND - MAIN THREAT: High wind up to 60 miles per hour.

As of late Thursday, the Storm Prediction Center has Florida with a 15 percent chance of severe weather on Sunday, but that will be updated today. The main threat within the squall line will be damaging winds over 60 miles per hour. Locations south of Saranac Lake, Burlington, and Saint Johnsbury have the best chance of sleet and freezing rain. A backdoor cold front will try to sneak in here Sunday morning bringing mostly cloudy skies and patchy drizzle.

The first round, or window of opportunity to see severe storms, will be later this afternoon, along and ahead of the dryline. Weather radio, television, and our 41 First Alert weather app are all reliable sources for timely warnings, as well as by following 41NBC and Meteorologist Cecilia Reeves on Facebook.

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