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Severe storms to ramp up in central US through Monday

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The threat for damaging thunderstorms will continue across the central United States through early week.

A system will fail to make significant forward progress during the next few days and will ignite multiple rounds of severe weather across the Plains.

On Sunday, the threat for severe thunderstorms will stretch along a 1,300-mile stretch from Texas to North Dakota.

"Most of the day will be free of thunderstorms, but they will begin to pop up during the late-afternoon hours," according to AccuWeather Meteorologist Michael Doll.

Not every location within this swath will experience severe thunderstorms due to the localized nature of the storms.

Doll explained that storms may be separated by at least 100 miles.

Storms could persist into the overnight hours, adding an additional danger to the region.

The threat for damaging thunderstorms will become more widespread and will shift slightly eastward on Monday.

Any thunderstorm that erupts will have the potential to quickly become severe and produce damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes.

Flash flooding could be a concern in areas that sit under the heaviest downpours.

Any locations that experience morning clouds and wet weather may have limited severe activity during the afternoon hours.

People in the Plains will want to keep a close eye on the weather situation over the next few days. Anyone taking part in outdoor activities should quickly move indoors at the first clap of thunder.

Those traveling on interstates 20, 35, 40 and 70 need to be aware of rapidly changing weather conditions.

Residents may want to consider parking their car under a carport or in a garage to prevent costly hail damage.

The active stormy pattern is expected to continue right into the middle of the week.

"The central and southern Plains will face yet another round of severe weather on Tuesday before the threat shifts to the mid-Mississippi Valley at midweek," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.