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Thunderstorms roll through Wednesday afternoon

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Eau Claire, WI (WQOW) - Showers and thunderstorms will likely develop near and along an incoming cold front this afternoon.  There is a chance some thunderstorms will become severe, producing large hail and damaging winds.

Stormtracker 18 Weather Chief Meteorologist Nick Grunseth says to keep and eye to the sky between 2 PM and 7 PM.  He notes the activity will start in eastern Minnesota, then rapidly develop as the front pushes across western Wisconsin.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed a portion of the Chippewa Valley in a "slight" risk of severe weather.  This does not guarantee severe weather; rather, there is a chance conditions will be favorable enough for thunderstorms to reach severe criteria.

There are many great options to stay updated when severe weather threatens.  Please visit the WQOW.com weather page and check Stormtracker Interactive Radar.  If you are the owner of an iPhone, iPad, or Android device, the *free* WQOW weather app will provide radar, conditions, alerts, the forecast, and more.  And, free text alerts are available through News 18 Mobile Alerts.  Of course, we will provide on air updates as necessary.

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