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Severe Storms to Re-Fire in Plains Thursday

Yet another round of severe weather is in store for the Plains on Thursday, making for the third consecutive day of organized severe weather in the region.

Thursday's storms will be brought by the same system responsible for Wednesday's severe weather, but it is expected to focus farther south.

People from southern Indiana to eastern Oklahoma could be in the path of these severe storms with the greatest danger being during the afternoon and evening hours.

According to AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Bernie Rayno, "There is the potential for locally severe storms featuring strong winds, hail and perhaps a few tornadoes over the Ohio Valley to southeastern Oklahoma on Thursday afternoon and evening."

These storms should not be as intense as Wednesday's round of severe weather, but can still result in property damage.

The timing of these storms could lead to disruptions to the Thursday evening commute around St. Louis, Springfield and Cape Girardeau, Missouri; Little Rock and Fayetteville, Arkansas; Paducah, Kentucky; and Tulsa, Oklahoma.

If you are caught driving in one of these thunderstorms, you should reduce your speed and leave more distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you in the event of an accident or stoppage of traffic.

Thursday will not mark the end of this week's severe weather.

More thunderstorms will rumble from Virginia to Texas on Friday, but the threat of severe weather is not expected to be as widespread.

Instead of there being an organized area of severe storms, Friday will likely bring more widely separated severe storms with only brief wind gusts and small hail.

The greater impact may turn out to be the heavy rain shifting over the Ohio Valley.

This part of the county has received above-normal rainfall so far this year, meaning that rivers are more susceptible to flooding.

Continue to check back with AccuWeather.com for more information on the flood potential late in the week across the Ohio Valley.