The National Weather Service has updated its predictions for severe weather Thursday afternoon. The area for an ENHANCED risk for severe weather has shrunk but still includes southern portions of the tri-state, the rest of which is under a SLIGHT risk.

Here's what we have from the National Weather Service about Thursday:

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF THE
REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND INTO THE EVENING. SEVERE
THUNDERSTORMS...POTENTIALLY IN THE FORM OF SUPERCELLS...WILL BE A
POSSIBILITY. LARGE HAIL...DAMAGING WINDS...AND EVEN A FEW
TORNADOES WOULD BE POSSIBLE. INSTABILITY WILL BE THE LIMITING
FACTOR TODAY...AS SURFACE HEATING IS LOOKING LESS ROBUST THAN
THOUGHT YESTERDAY.

LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL WILL ALSO BE A CONCERN...ESPECIALLY OVER
THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE REGION...WHERE OVER 2 INCHES OF RAIN FELL
IN MANY LOCATIONS WEDNESDAY THROUGH EARLY THIS MORNING. FLOODING
ISSUES MAY DEVELOP WITH ANY THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND
EVENING.

And, naturally, we'll keep you updated as we get closer to the arrival of any potential severe storms.