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Severe Storms to Kick Off June in Plains

The threat for severe weather will expand across the Plains on Sunday and continue to track eastward heading into the first week of June.

Those from the Texas Panhandle to Minnesota should prepare for severe thunderstorms on Sunday as they can bring several inches of rain, large hail and damaging wind gusts.

Rapid City and Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Omaha, Nebraska; Dodge City, Kansas; and Minneapolis are a few of the cities in the path of these severe storms.

Anyone in this area with outdoor plans should be on alert for severe thunderstorms as they develop throughout the afternoon and continue into the night.

While wind gusts past 65 mph and hail as large as golf balls will be the primary threats, a few isolated tornadoes are not out of the question.

Western Kansas and the panhandle of Oklahoma appear to be the areas at most risk of having a tornado.

Know when the storms will hit by using AccuWeather.com MinuteCast™. It has the minute-by-minute forecast for your exact location. Type your city name, select MinuteCast™, and input your street address. On mobile, you can also use your GPS location.

Looking ahead to the first week of June, the threat of severe weather will shift eastward, focusing from Minnesota to Missouri on Monday followed by the Northeast on Tuesday.

Tuesday's storms can bring the highest impacts as gusty winds and torrential downpours take aim at the I-95 corridor.

The timing of these storms may cause headaches for those traveling during the afternoon rush hour around cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.