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Saturday Storms Take Aim at Rapid City, St. Louis

Severe thunderstorms will take aim at portions of the Plains and Midwest to close out the first day of summer.

Showers and thunderstorms are in the forecast for much of the northern Plains on Saturday afternoon and evening, but severe storms will focus on two areas over the region.

Any thunderstorm that tracks over Omaha, Nebraska, whether it be severe or not, could result in more delays at the NCAA College World Series being held in the city.

On Friday night, Game 12 of the tournament was suspended due to inclement weather and is scheduled to resume on Saturday at 3 p.m. EDT.

The primary threats from these storms are anticipated to be damaging wind gusts as strong as 70 mph and hail measuring as large as baseballs.

Flash flooding is also a concern, especially around Iowa where locations have already picked up more than twice the amount of rainfall that they typically receive in all of June.

With the ground already saturated with water, it will not take much rainfall to spark flash flooding in these areas.

Those living near streams or rivers should keep an eye on water levels as they may rise above the banks and flood areas close by.

Residents of Nebraska that were hit by storms on Friday could get hit again on Saturday night as storms track across the state.

This includes Omaha, Nebraska, after storms on Friday evening dumped inches of rain on the city and left over 14,000 people without power for a time.

The threat for severe weather will continue over the central Plains on Sunday with showers and heavy thunderstorms spanning across the region.

An area stretching from eastern Wyoming through the Oklahoma Panhandle appears to be the area most likely to have storms that produce damaging winds and hail. This area includes the city of Denver.

Similar to the storms on Saturday, thunderstorms that track around Iowa on Sunday will bring a heightened risk of flash flooding.