Severe storms with damaging wind, large hail and tornadoes possible from Northern Rockies to Plains
The biggest threat from the storms will be damaging but hail and an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
Storms in the Northern Rockies and Plains are expected to produce nature's version of fireworks on Sunday with vivid lightning, but that isn't the only threat with storms that develop.
Thunderstorms that form during the summer have the chance of becoming severe, but meteorologists will be closely monitoring a zone from Montana through Nebraska for an increased risk of storms.
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NOAA's Storm Prediction Center says damaging winds, large hail and even some tornadoes are possible.
Cities included in Sunday's severe weather threat zone include Billings, Montana; Bismark, North Dakota; Rapid City, South Dakota; and North Platte, Nebraska.
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Wind will be the main threat with storms that develop. However, the SPC has highlighted specific areas where the chances of seeing gusts higher than 75 mph are possible.
Cities included in the highest risk include Bozeman, Billings, Roundup, Jordan and Miles City in Montana.
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A majority of the nation will be dry on the Fourth of July except for the Upper Midwest, Southeast, the Four Corners Region and Northern Plains.
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Most major cities will miss out on the chance of precipitation which should keep firework displays on schedule.
Temperatures in the Northeast are expected to reach the 80s for highs with comfortable humidity levels, while large parts of the West will see below average readings on America's 246th birthday.
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