Severe thunderstorm watch in effect until 10 pm this evening

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch, which will be in effect until 10 pm this evening for the following counties:

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ARTHUR                 BANNER               BLAINE
BOX BUTTE            BROWN               CHASE
CHERRY               CHEYENNE            CUSTER
DAWES                DAWSON              DEUEL
DUNDY                FRONTIER            FURNAS
GARDEN               GOSPER              GRANT
HAYES                HITCHCOCK           HOOKER
KEITH                KEYA PAHA           KIMBALL
LINCOLN              LOGAN               LOUP
MCPHERSON            MORRILL             PERKINS
RED WILLOW           ROCK                SCOTTS BLUFF
SHERIDAN             SIOUX               THOMAS

Thunderstorms will develop in the panhandle late this afternoon and track southeast into western and north central Nebraska this evening into the overnight. Some storms may be severe with very large hail (3 inches in diameter and greater), damaging winds, and localized heavy rainfall (between 1 and 2 inches).