Half-inch hail and wind gusts up to 50 mph are possible on rural areas of southwestern Natrona County.

A strong thunderstorm, spotted on Doppler radar shortly before 3 p.m. Friday, could intensify. It was located 11 miles south of Ervay, moving east at 40 mph, according to a special weather statement from the National Weather Service.

The NWS advised residents to monitor local radio stations for additional information and possible warnings.

The special weather statement is in effect until 3:30 p.m. Friday.