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12:43 a.m. update
The National Weather Service has allowed all severe thunderstorm watches for the area to expire.
The National Weather Service has canceled a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County. The watch remains in effect for Johnson, Franklin and Leavenworth counties.
The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Douglas County effective until midnight Friday.
The watch also includes Franklin, Leavenworth and Johnson counties.
10:11 a.m. story:
The National Weather Service reports there is a chance of severe weather in Lawrence and across most of northeast Kansas today.
Storms tonight are expected to be south of the Kansas Turnpike. In addition, thunderstorms along and south of Interstate 35 could produce strong winds and quarter-sized hail.
According to the weather service's Storm Prediction Center, the Lawrence area has up to a 15 percent chance of damaging wind and up to a 15 percent chance of inch-diameter hail today.
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