The National Weather Service is keeping an eye on the chances for severe weather Thursday afternoon. 

Portions of southeast and central Nebraska and north central and northeast Kansas are under a slight risk for severe weather. The National Weather Service office in Hastings, Neb. says the best chance for severe storms will be between 4 p.m. and midnight. 

The strongest storms could have hail up to the size of golf balls and wind gusts up to 70 miles-per-hour. 

Included in the slight risk is a majority of Jefferson County and Fillmore County and all of Thayer, Nuckolls and Clay counties in southeast Nebraska. In Kansas, Republic, Marshall and Washington counties are also included in the slight risk area. 

For Friday, the best chances for severe weather shift to the north, most north of Interstate 80.