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Storms to Rattle Omaha, Casper Thursday

Strong thunderstorms are forecast to fire over the Plains once again on Thursday, impacting a similar area that was hit by storms on Wednesday.

This next round of storms will target an area reaching from eastern Wyoming to northern Kansas and eastward through Iowa.

Omaha and North Platte, Nebraska; Casper and Cheyenne, Wyoming; Yuma, Colorado; Colby, Kansas; and Des Moines, Iowa, may all be hit by a strong storm late Thursday or Thursday night.

Afternoon and evening commutes in these cities may face disruptions depending on when these storms blow through.

Hail larger than golf balls and wind gusts past 65 mph are likely to be the most widespread threats; however, a few storms may become strong enough to produce a tornado.

Severe or not, any thunderstorm that develops over this area will be accompanied by frequent lightning and heavy downpours.

As a result, sporadic power outages and localized flooding will be possible during or immediately following a storm.

Thunderstorm activity will be unrelenting across the portion of the country heading into the weekend.

Several more rounds of thunderstorms are expected to track across the northern and central Plains Friday and Saturday; some of these storms will produce severe weather.

Continue to check back with AccuWeather for more details concerning the severe threat heading into the weekend, as well as the Severe Weather Center for the latest watches and warnings.