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Southern storms

Ben Domensino, Thursday January 5, 2017 - 17:09 AEDT

Severe thunderstorm warnings have been issued for parts of South Australia and Victoria this afternoon.

A broad trough of low pressure is helping to produce the storms, which bring a risk of heavy rainfall and large hail to some areas.

The slow-moving nature of these storms brings a risk of heavy rainfall and flash flooding. Some of the storms in Victoria could also produce large hail stones.

At 5pm EDT, warnings were in place for parts of eastern and western Victoria, including Horsham and Omeo. In South Australia, the warning area extended from the North East Pastoral District down to the Mid North and into parts of the Riverland and Murraylands. Towns at risk of severe storms in the next few hours include Clare, Hawker and Marree.

Storms will continue for a few more hours before weakening into this evening. Tomorrow will be a calmer and hot day for most of Victoria and southern parts of South Australia, although storms are likely to redevelop over the Pastorals and possibly the Eyre Peninsula.

The latest severe storms warnings are available at: http://www.weatherzone.com.au/warnings.jsp

- Weatherzone

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