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Severe weather may return to central, eastern US early next week

Storms may again threaten lives and damage property over parts of the central and eastern United States early next week.

A strong storm track across the northern tier of the nation will continue, and a potent storm system is likely to roll from the northern Plains later this weekend to the Great Lakes region during Tuesday.

Enough warm and humid air is likely to surge northward once again to help fuel thunderstorms. The warmup will be preceded by chilly conditions this weekend in parts of the Midwest and Northeast.

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"There will be a risk of severe thunderstorms and perhaps a few tornadoes from the lower Mississippi Valley to the Ohio Valley and perhaps the lower Great Lakes region," according to AccuWeather Long-Range Meteorologist Jack Boston.

At the very least, it appears that showers and locally heavy, gusty thunderstorms will affect some locations from the Midwest to part of the Northeast during the first part of next week.

Storms would likely race off the Atlantic coast by Wednesday morning.

While it is too early to say with any certainty how widespread the severe weather will be, people with travel or outdoor plans in the region may want to monitor the situation.

The same storm may produce blizzard conditions over parts of the northern Plains and the Upper Midwest around the same time of the severe weather potential during Monday and Tuesday, Boston said.

As the tug of war between winter and spring continues, another thrust of chilly air is likely to sweep from the northern Plains to the Atlantic Seaboard following the thunderstorms by the middle of next week.

The exchange of warm air with cold air may again be accompanied by high winds similar to that of Wednesday night and Thursday.