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More Storms, Flooding for Wichita, Oklahoma City

Another round of severe weather is in store for the second half of Father's Day weekend from South Dakota through Oklahoma.

Storms will begin to develop in South Dakota and Nebraska Sunday afternoon and will move southeastward throughout the evening and into the night.

These storms will be capable of producing small hail and damaging wind gusts up to 75 mph.

In addition to hail and damaging winds, heavy downpours from these storms can lead to localized flash flooding.

Although the storms will span across much of the Plains, the main focus will be from North Platte, Neb., to Oklahoma City, Okla.

Rain from these storms will help areas of western Kansas and Oklahoma that are currently in a severe drought. However, these quick, heavy downpours do not help battle drought the same way that long duration rainfalls do.

Because the ground is abnormally dry in these areas, rain from heavy downpours will run off more easily rather than soaking into the ground. During a longer duration rainfall, rain water has more time to soak into the ground, further aiding drought conditions.

The risk for severe weather and flash flooding will shift into Missouri and Arkansas early next week as the disturbance responsible for the storms tracks east.

Story by Meteorologist Brian Lada.