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Strong Thunderstorms to Fire Across US Plains Friday

Another round of severe weather will wrap up the workweek across the Plains this afternoon and evening.

A low pressure system will emerge from the Rockies, bringing the potential for strong thunderstorms east of Denver toward the evening and overnight hours.

"A strong disturbance will eject into the Plains of Colorado and Nebraska on Friday. This will spark strong to severe thunderstorms across the Plains of Colorado during the afternoon and evening hours," AccuWeather Meteorologist Edward Vallee said.

Thunderstorms will blossom along a cold front that will slide southward, acting as a conveyor belt for these storms.

The strongest storms will bring the threat of torrential downpours, large hail, damaging wind gusts and even an isolated tornado.

With rising temperatures and moisture being brought up from the south, the storms that fire in the late afternoon will be quite robust in an area stretching from Akron, Colorado, northward toward Chadron, Nebraska.

"These storms will swiftly move into western Kansas and Nebraska during the late afternoon and evening and the biggest impacts with these storms will be strong damaging winds, hail, torrential flooding rains and even an isolated tornado," Vallee said.

Although severe weather usually diminishes as the sun sets, this system will persist, developing strong storms eastward.

Thunderstorms will continue to bring the threat of torrential downpours, damaging winds and large hail eastward into McCook, Nebraska; Concordia, Kansas; and toward Omaha, Nebraska, by daybreak.

Storms are likely to remain strong, but the threat for tornadic activity will diminish greatly in the evening and overnight hours as storms begin to form a straight line out ahead of the cold front sweeping across Nebraska and northern Kansas.

Another active day will set up slightly to the east as this system continues to progress into the Midwest, taking aim at Omaha, Nebraska, and Cedar Rapids.