Thunderstorms possible Friday afternoon in Panhandle

SIDNEY, NE — The National Weather Service is tracking the possibility of thunderstorms hitting the Panhandle, northeast Colorado and southeast Wyoming Friday afternoon. 

The NWS office in Cheyenne says isolated thunderstorms are forecast to develop by mid afternoon. They say a few of these thunderstorms could be strong and include gusty winds. 

There is also the possibility of hail, but the National Weather Service rates those chances as very low. 

The National Weather Service's Storm Prediction Center included portions of the central and western Panhandle, northeast Colorado and southeast Wyoming under a marginal risk for severe thunderstorms on Friday. 

Chances for precipitation increase throughout the weekend. Temperatures will also drop over the weekend, with highs forecast to be in the mid 40s in the Panhandle by the start of the next work week.