The threat for severe weather will shift back out to the Plains for the end of the workweek.
A storm in southern Canada continues to strengthen, a cold front will move through the Plains on Friday to bring some strong-to-severe storms.
The front is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms from the Dakotas and Minnesota all the way down to northern Texas.
However, the greatest threat area will be across western Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and eastern Colorado.
The main threat with these storms will be damaging wind gusts that may be in excess of 65 mph. However, there is also a threat for large hail in this region.
Through the weekend, these storms will continue in the Plains, with the threat to be strong. However, at this time it is believed that these storms will only be locally severe, if at all.
These systems will also play a role in the fires being battled in Colorado.
Gusty winds from thunderstorms in the area will continue to make things difficult for firefighting in Colorado.
In the vicinity of the fires, wind gusts are expected to be 15-25 mph. These winds will hinder firefighting efforts, making the fire less predictable and more difficult to contain.