Isolated strong storms possible on Saturday in part of Alabama

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Alan Crone Storms are likely mid week

Our focus has switched from the warmth to severe weather over the last couple of days and we're not done with it just yet. This means numerous strong to severe storms are possible within the enhanced risk area which includes I-80 down to the Iowa/Missouri border.

A weak cold front will move through our area this weekend. Additional showers and storms will continue to develop across south central Oklahoma and move northeast early this morning with a rather broad coverage across the eastern third of the state.

The main threat from these storms are damaging winds between 60 and 70 miles per hour and large hail.

Rain and storm chances pick up Thursday afternoon, intensifying in the evening and tapering off after dark.

Midwest tornadoes and clusters of intense thunderstorms extended from Texas to Nebraska this week, with Thursday marking the fourth day in a row of extreme weather. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday night, it will be mostly clear with a low of 54, according to the weather service. There is also a chance that not much happens as the dry line comes through as the atmosphere will be very over-worked and over-run from this morning's strong/ severe thunderstorms.

CBS News' Tony Dokoupil reports from Raytown, MO, where winds were powerful enough to take down a 200-year-old red oak tree and snap another tree into shards, sending the pieces barreling into Sean Hagey's home. The damage might have been the result of a microburst, an episode of heavy, downward wind.

Overnight lows fall to the middle 60s.

Saturday night, it will be partly cloudy with a low of 58 and a south southwest wind of 3 to 6 miles per hour, according to the weather service.

Tuesday, it will be partly sunny with a high near 78, the weather service said. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 miles per hour.

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