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Severe storms to take aim at central US next week

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The threat for severe weather will return to the central United States early next week.

The mainly dry and sweltering hot conditions in the central Plains to end the week will be replaced with stormy weather by Monday.

Highly localized strong to severe storms are possible across the central Plains to start the workweek.

Locations from Nebraska to Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma could experience a heavy, gusty thunderstorm on Monday.

A more widespread threat for severe weather is expected to unfold on Tuesday.

"A vigorous storm system ejecting eastward from the Rockies will bring a renewed threat for severe weather across part of the central Plains on Tuesday," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Dan Pydynowski.

"The bulk of the severe weather will ignite Tuesday afternoon and continue into Tuesday night," Pydynowski added.

All modes of severe weather will be possible on Tuesday.

"Initial storms Tuesday afternoon and early evening may form into supercells with large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes possible," AccuWeather Storm Warning Meteorologist Billy Clark said.

Clark added that individual storms will likely merge and form a larger thunderstorm complex on Tuesday night, with damaging winds and flash flooding becoming the main threats.

At this time, areas that should remain aware of the potential for severe thunderstorms on Tuesday include Des Moines, Iowa; Topeka and Wichita, Kansas; Kansas City, Missouri; and Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska.

Exact details on the threat zone and severe weather timing will become clearer as the event approaches.

Any lingering clouds and storms from Monday could limit the development of severe thunderstorms later on Tuesday.

Those seeking relief from the heat at local pools or lakes should monitor the weather situation closely throughout the day. A seemingly quiet, sunny summer day can quickly turn dangerous.

People enjoying the outdoors should seek shelter inside a building or car at the first rumble of thunder to avoid potentially being struck by lightning.

The threat for heavy thunderstorms is expected to shift north and eastward by the middle and latter half of the week, with quieter weather forecast to move into the central Plains.