Active pattern sticking around through Thursday

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An area of low pressure moving through the Pacific Northwest through Thursday evening will keep a chance of showers in the forecast for much of the region. Active weather today has been noted over the eastern half of the state with reports of severe thunderstorms and 0.5" hail. Moisture moving up from the south will likely contribute to isolated showers this evening and overnight, but a cold front moving through Thursday afternoon will bring a chance of storms to all areas.

The Severe Weather Outlook issued by the National Weather Service shows eastern Idaho having the best chance of seeing severe storms on Thursday with nearly all areas seeing a threat of thunderstorms. In case you were wondering, a severe thunderstorm refers to a thunderstorm producing hail that is at least 1 inch in diameter or larger, and/or wind gusts of 58 mph or greater, and/or a tornado.

As the storm moves out of the region Thursday night, a ridge of high pressure will settle in bringing sunshine to the area that will last through the weekend. Temperatures are expected to dip into the low 70's tomorrow and Friday but climb back into the 80's over the weekend.

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