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Strong Storms to Rumble Across Plains Wednesday

An upper-level disturbance that brought gusty winds and snow to parts of the West on Tuesday will kick up strong storms across the Plains on Wednesday as it churns eastward.

An area from northeastern Colorado to central Texas will want to be on alert for isolated but strong storms late in the day on Wednesday.

"While the number of storms will be relatively small, there will be enough instability and shear to cause a few storms to be severe," said AccuWeather Storm Warning Meteorologist Rich Putnam.

Although a severe outbreak is not expected, those in the threat area will want to stay alert to local weather bulletins and keep an eye to the sky.

"The main threats will be high wind and large hail," said Putnam. "An isolated tornado can't be ruled out either."

Travel during the evening commute across this region could be impacted. Gusty winds will pose a threat to high-profile vehicles.

Blowing dust from thunderstorm wind gusts could also be an issue and may reduce visibility to dangerous levels.

Those with plans may want to get them out of the way early in the day to avoid any disruptions or cancellations that could arise in the evening.

Although the storms will taper off on Wednesday night into Thursday morning, another round of storms is likely later on Thursday across the Plains and could be a more substantial event.

Scattered severe storms will bring damaging winds, flooding downpours, small hail, and also isolated tornadoes from western Kansas to southeastern Texas later in the day on Thursday.

In addition to severe storms across the Plains, the Gulf Coast will also be at risk for flooding through the rest of the week.