Published May 17, 2013
Severe weather will continue into the weekend across the Plains.
Thunderstorms will develop in South Dakota and Nebraska late in the day Friday and will continue into Friday night as an area of low pressure gathers in the Plains.
These thunderstorms will be capable of producing torrential downpours, large hail and damaging wind gusts.
Heavy downpours from these storms can lead to localized flash flooding, especially in low-lying areas and areas with poor drainage.
Tornadoes are not expected with these storms; however, wind gusts up to 65 mph may knock over trees and power lines.
The threat of severe weather will expand across the Plains heading into the weekend as the area of low pressure continues to develop.
The area that will be affected by severe weather on Saturday will stretch from South Dakota down into the Texas Panhandle.
The severe weather threat Saturday will be similar to that of the storms Friday, producing hail and damaging winds.
This area of severe weather will shift east Sunday with hail, damaging winds, and the added threat of tornadoes.