Scattered storms are expected from the Dakotas to the Great Lakes on Saturday with a few strong wind gusts up to 60 mph.
Storms rolling across the Dakotas on Saturday morning will produce heavy rain and lightning, but the severe threat will be low. Storms will slightly strengthen Saturday afternoon as they spread south into Nebraska and northern Kansas.
"It's Kansas City, after a triple-digit day yesterday, with another round of storms coming through," said FOX Weather meteorologist Amy Freeze. "They are in the zone for the possibility of severe storm threats. It extends back to North Platte all the way down to Dodge City. So that entire region looking for the possibility of some thunderstorms that develop and could potentially turn severe."
The primary threat remains a few damaging wind gusts up to 60 mph or bouts of large hail. Tornado threats are minimal.
There will be a slight break in the action Sunday as an area of low pressure is forecast to develop along the front and move northeast from the mid-Mississippi Valley toward the Great Lakes, the National Weather Service said.
This will support an increasing threat of heavy rain and the potential for localized flash flooding across the Ohio Valley into early Monday.
Forecast models are coming into agreement that a more widespread severe weather episode could occur early next week.
Monday will feature severe storms again in Montana as well as the Dakotas.
By Tuesday, the threat shifts to the Upper Midwest, and details will become more clear this weekend.
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