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Strong Storms Wednesday Little Rock to Oklahoma City

While not a major outbreak, the threat for severe weather will persist across the southern Plains on Wednesday.

Locally strong-to-severe thunderstorms could impact Dallas, Amarillo and Lubbock, Texas, Little Rock, Ark., and Oklahoma City on Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night.

Leftover thunderstorms from the overnight hours will continue to move eastward during the morning hours through portions of eastern Oklahoma and Arkansas.

As some breaks of sunshine return and temperatures start to rise, the atmosphere will destabilize ahead of a cold front pressing down from the north.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will break out across New Mexico, West Texas and Oklahoma during the day on Wednesday, with storms pushing southeastward into northeastern Texas and Arkansas by Wednesday night.

Severe weather will not be widespread, but some of the stronger thunderstorms will produce damaging wind gusts, large hail and even an isolated tornado. A handful of tornadoes were reported in eastern Colorado and southwestern Kansas on Tuesday evening.

Flash flooding will continue to be a problem as well, especially across Oklahoma. Oklahoma City has received more than 8 inches of rain in just the past week. After another round of rain moves through on Wednesday morning, any additional rainfall during the afternoon and evening will likely cause more flooding.

Luckily, some quieter weather is in store for the rest of the workweek.

As the cold front responsible for the storms pushes southward on Wednesday, cooler and drier air will push into Kansas, gradually ending the chance for thunderstorms.

Thursday will be a quieter day from Kansas and Missouri down into Oklahoma. The threat for thunderstorms will shift southward into Texas and southern Arkansas as the cold front moves south.

Even Friday will be a fairly quiet day across the southern Plains before the threat for thunderstorms returns on Saturday.