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Severe Weather Remains in the Northern Plains

A few waves of energy will roll through areas of the northern and central plains over the next many days. This will keep the chance of severe weather in the forecast for Thursday and Friday.

On Thursday, the risk of severe weather will become a bit more widespread. Areas from eastern Montana & Wyoming and through the Dakotas will all see a Marginal risk as storms move into the region. The main threats will be gusty outflow winds that may exceed 50 MPH.

Here’s the expected timing of storms to develop on Thursday afternoon. Storm movement will remain to the north and east through the day and into the evening.

As we end off the work week, Friday looks to have the highest probability of severe storms. The SPC has issued a Slight chance for the development of severe weather for areas in Nebraska and through the Dakotas. The largest threats will be gusty winds and small hail.

As a more potent frontal boundary moves into the region, showers and thunderstorms will once again develop during the late afternoon and evening hours.

The risk of severe weather will then shift to the central plains in areas of Kansas, Missouri and into Iowa. The largest threats will likely be damaging winds and small hail.

As always, forecasts are subject to change, so stay tuned to WeatherNation for any updates to the forecast.




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Greg earned his B.S. in meteorology with a minor in mathematics from Metropolitan State University of Denver in May of 2011. His first on air job was in West Texas at KWES doing weekend weather, then was hired as chief meteorologist for KREX in western Colorado in late 2012. He remained there for six years until he joined the WeatherNation team in early January 2019. Greg is thrilled to be back in... Load More Denver with his family. Greg is thrilled to work with the staff at WeatherNation.

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