More rounds of severe weather will present across the Plains states the rest of this week. A new area of developing low pressure will aid in this new risk, especially by the end of the week.

Then on Thursday, there will be a greater risk for severe weather in the Central Plains, especially around western Nebraska. Again, damaging winds and large hail with be the main threats, but a few tornadoes, one of which may be strong, are expected. The day itself will be real quiet across the Plains but it’s not until the late-afternoon when the explosive develop of storms occurs along a dry line. Multiple clusters of storms will develop, evolving from a tornado threat to a straight-line wind threat. Storms may also develop with a severe component to them in and near the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles as well.

Similar areas will be at risk for thunderstorms and severe storms in the Plains on Friday as the surface low strengthens and becomes more distinct. Widespread severe storms may be possible in the Central Plains while numerous showers and storms affect the Northern Plains throughout the day.

The severe weather threat will then shift east to the greater Kansas City areas as the low tracks to the east as well.


Jackson is Head of Content at WeatherOptics and produces several forecasts and manages all social media platforms. Previously, Jackson forecasted local weather for southwestern Connecticut, founding his website, Jackson's Weather, in the March of 2015. He is currently studying Meteorology and Broadcast Journalism at the University of Miami.

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