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Severe Weather Targets Plains, Colorado On Wednesday



With the calendar flipping from May to June and the official start of summer just a few short weeks away, the primary threat for severe weather is moving north, and Wednesday could feature a particularly hazardous severe weather outbreak in Nebraska, Kansas and Colorado.

With temperatures expected to rocket into the 90s and sunny skies for the first part of the day on Wednesday, there is expected to be sufficient atmospheric instability to support severe thunderstorms, some of which are likely to turn tornadic. Large hail and gusty winds will be the primary hazards with these storms, but tornadoes, particularly in northeast Colorado and far southwest Nebraska, will also be a risk , mainly between 4-8pm MDT. A cold front approaching from the north, the same one responsible for Tuesday’s severe weather, is expected to be the primary trigger for Wednesday’s outbreak.

As the storms lose daytime heating and atmospheric support into the overnight hours, the storms are expected to cluster into a lengthy line, with damaging winds and brief, isolated tornadoes the hazards as the line of storms moves through southern Nebraska and central and northern Kansas. Cities at risk for being impacted by these storms include Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, St. Joseph and Kansas City, Missouri and Wichita, Salina and Topeka, Kansas.

Stay with WeatherNation and for all the latest on this particular severe weather threat.

Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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