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Heavy and Gusty Storms to Target Denver, Minneapolis

Another day of severe weather will unfurl across the Plains and Midwest as a cold front slices into a rather unstable atmosphere during the second half of the weekend.

The same system that was responsible for bringing strong storms to the northern Plains on Saturday, will now target an area slightly farther to the south and east on Sunday.

The strong thunderstorm activity will hold off until the second half of the day, when storms will develop into a line and fire southward through the late afternoon.

AccuWeather Meteorologist Josh Searles explains, "The combination of a passing cold front and an unstable air mass will cause severe storms to develop from southeastern Minnesota to eastern Colorado Sunday afternoon."

AccuWeather RealFeel on Sunday afternoon will soar into the upper 90s, and with humidity levels being high, it will prime the atmosphere for strong-to-severe thunderstorms this afternoon.

From Denver, Colorado, to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and eventually Minneapolis, Minnesota, storms will bring the threat for drenching rainfall and gusty winds.

"Localized flash flooding and damaging winds will be the primary threat with these storms," warned Searles

However as the sun sets, the fuel for these severe thunderstorms will begin to diminish, and storms will rapidly dissipate into showers with intermittent heavier downpours during the overnight hours.

With the passing of this front, temperatures and humidity levels will fall to more comfortable levels for the beginning of the week.