UPDATE: The warning issued by the National Weather Service for severe thunderstorms until 9 p.m. has not been renewed. We will keep you updated if that changes.
The severe thunderstorm warning released earlier by the National Weather Service had been lessened to heavy rain and thunderstorms. The service says the hail has most likely passed. Here is the full update released earlier from the service:
"The storm which prompted the warning has weakened below severe limits, and no longer poses an immediate threat to life or property. Therefore the warning will be allowed to expire. However hail up to the size of dimes and heavy rain is still possible with this and other storms moving through central and eastern Sheridan County through 9:00 pm MDT."
At around 8 p.m., an eyewitness reportedly sighted heavy hail coming down near the corner of Sugarland Drive and Coffeen Avenue. The National Weather Service had a severe thunderstorm warning in effect for northern Sheridan County until 8:15 p.m.
Here is the earlier warning:
"A Severe Thunderstorm Warning remains in effect until 8:15 pm MDT for North Central Sheridan County. At 7:45 pm MDT, Doppler radar indicated a severe thunderstorm capable of producing quarter size hail and damaging winds in excess of 60 mph. This storm was located 7 miles southwest of Decker, or 9 miles north of Sheridan, moving east at 25 mph.
Locations impacted include: Ranchester and Wyarno.
Trained Weather spotters reported quarter size hail in Ranchester with this storm at 7:30 pm MDT"
We will keep you updated if any other warnings are released.