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Severe Storms to Ignite Across the Northern Plains Midweek

The threat for severe weather will continue into the middle of the week for the northern Plains.

The system responsible for the strong thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening on Tuesday, will once again take aim on a similar region during the day and evening on Wednesday.

Although thunderstorms are expected to fire up throughout most of the day, the highest potential for the strongest thunderstorm will come in the late afternoon and into the early evening hours.

Due to the atmosphere being quite unstable, it is expected that thunderstorms in the eastern areas of Colorado and southwestern Nebraska will be strong, if not severe.

"There will be a window from late afternoon through the midevening when thunderstorms could spawn a couple of tornadoes," AccuWeather Meteorologist Mike Doll said.

As the evening progresses, these thunderstorms will begin to move eastward across Nebraska and northern Kansas and into western portions of Iowa and Missouri during the second half of the evening.

The threat for tornadoes will diminish during the evening and overnight hours as these thunderstorms will begin to weaken, however the threat for torrential downpours and damaging winds will remain.

"From the late evening into the overnight, thunderstorms will form into one or two squall lines as they move east and can contain wind gusts over 60 mph, hail, and downpours," Doll said.

The end of the week will continue to remain unsettled across the northern Plains, as another round of thunderstorms are expected to slide across the same region on Thursday.

Always keep yourself up to date with latest watches and warnings at AccuWeather's Severe Weather Center.