Severe weather threat returns Thursday evening

The National Weather Service is tracking storm chances for Thursday evening across much of Nebraska. 

A majority of the state is under at least a slight risk for severe weather Thursday. That is the 2 out of 5 on the National Weather Service's severe weather threat levels. 

Central Nebraska, primarily north of Interstate 80, along with the northern and central Panhandle and northeast Nebraska are in the enhanced risk area (3 out of 5). 

A portion of Cherry County is under a moderate risk (4 out of 5) for severe weather Thursday. 

The National Weather Service says the weather is expected to begin in northwestern Nebraska around 7 p.m. CDT/6 p.m. MDT and work its way southeast across the state. It is not forecast to hit the eastern parts of the state until Friday morning. 

Primary threats are heavy winds over 60 miles-per-hour and large hail up to two inches in diameter. The possibility of an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.