Thursday's most active weather will be found across the Upper Midwest. The region will likely see numerous severe storms through the day with the threat for tornadoes, hail and damaging winds. Have a severe weather plan in place and make sure you have a way to stay up to date on the latest weather information if you live in the areas within the severe weather outline:
Storms will fire along a warm front which lifts north through the day. Behind the front expect quieter, but warm, conditions. Cooler, drier air sweeps in Friday into the start of the weekend.
Heavy rain comes with these storms, totals could reach above 3" in some areas. Flood alerts are out into Thursday evening, river and stream flooding concerns continue into next week.
The severe weather threat shifts east Friday along with the same frontal system. Be on the look out for severe storms across the Northeast for the end of the work week.
For Weather Nation: Meteorologist Emily Roehler