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Severe Weather Targets High Plains And Midwestern U.S. Sunday

8 Jul 2017, 5:18 pm

Severe weather threatens the High Plains and Midwestern U.S. after what has been a quiet start to the weekend. Strong to severe thunderstorms will renew the threat of flooding and wind damage across the Midwestern U.S. Sunday afternoon.

Temperatures have been on the increase and will approach record territory Sunday and Monday across parts of the High Plains. Increased warmth combined with a surface low will prompt strong to severe thunderstorms to fire up Sunday and Monday across the region.

The first round of storms may impact cities from Minneapolis to Chicago Sunday afternoon and evening. Storms will fire up after noon Sunday and organize into a squall line as they push from northwest to southeast. Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary threat out of these storms. An isolated tornado can’t be ruled out within the Slight Risk region.

The threat for severe storms shifts southward on Monday, threatening cities like Des Moines, IA; Chicago, IL; and Columbus, OH. Strong storms from Sunday night will drop through the region Monday morning with strong winds and torrential rain. Another round of severe storms may fire up Monday afternoon across the region.

Another system is expected to bring scattered strong thunderstorms to Montana Monday afternoon where temperatures flirt with 100 degrees. All signs point to an active severe threat for the start of the week across the High Plains and Midwest.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Nick Merianos

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