Published: June 25,2017
A stormy weather pattern will return to the Plains and Midwest this week as a new low-pressure system pushes across those regions.
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The past few days have featured a pleasant and relatively cool Canadian air mass. But that's about to change rather quickly as southerly winds return, ushering increased moisture into the Plains and Midwest.
Tapping into that moisture is the aforementioned area of low pressure and its associated upper-level energy. Those ingredients will spark the formation of strong to severe storms that could produce damaging wind gusts and large hail.
A new low-pressure system will encounter increasing moisture in the Plains and Midwest by midweek.Though some localized flash flooding is possible due to the rounds of storms this week, the rain will be overall beneficial to the northern Plains where drought conditions increased substantially this spring.
Here's a look at the details.
- Severe storms will fire up in the northern and central High Plains before spreading east during the evening and overnight hours.
- Damaging winds and large hail are the primary threats, though an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
- Cities: Fargo, North Dakota (night) | Rapid City, Dakota (daytime)
Tuesday's Thunderstorm Forecast
- The potential for strong to severe storms will push farther east into the Upper Mississippi Valley.
- Damaging winds and large hail once again will be the primary threats, though an isolated tornado is not out of the question.
- Cities: Des Moines, Iowa | Minneapolis | Omaha, Nebraska
Wednesday's Thunderstorm Forecast
Meanwhile, another disturbance will pivot into the Plains and Midwest by Thursday into Friday. That could result in more severe weather along with heavy rain in those regions late this week. Check back for further details.
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