Rounds of severe weather are in store for the Plains through the rest of the week, impacting areas from Montana to Texas and eastward to Iowa.
Following a dry start to the day, severe thunderstorms began to ignite over the High Plains Thursday afternoon, threatening much of the same area that was impacted by severe weather on Wednesday.
Thunderstorms are forecast to initially fire east of I-25 and produce large hail and damaging winds as they track eastward across the Plains into Thursday night.
A secondary area of strong to locally severe storms will extend from eastern Nebraska and Iowa to southwestern Minnesota into Thursday night. Storms in this area will bring an elevated risk of flash flooding and hail.
Storms of this nature can develop quickly and move in with little warning, catching people off guard.
Keep in mind that lightning can reach out and strike objects several miles away. Seek shelter as storms approach.
Friday will feature another round of severe weather, this time focusing on the northern Plains and even portions of southern Manitoba.
Severe storms that develop Friday afternoon are expected to become more violent than those on Thursday, bringing the additional risk of tornadoes.
The new round of rain and storms will occur over areas recently hit by flash flooding and ongoing river flooding.
Looking ahead to the weekend, severe weather is expected to diminish across the Plains, but will not be absent.
Some stronger thunderstorms are in the forecast around Minnesota both Saturday and Sunday, impacting cities such as Minneapolis; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Fargo, North Dakota.
Another round of severe weather may follow early next week over the northern Plains into the Midwest as a push of unusually chilly air sweeps into a zone of building warmth and humidity.
Drenching and locally severe thunderstorms impacted portions of the mid-Atlantic on Thursday.
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours to the northeastern U.S. and break the back of an extended heat wave.
Rounds of showers and thunderstorms moving westward off the coast of Africa may pave the way for future tropical systems over the Atlantic Ocean in the weeks ahead.
Highs will run between 10 and 15 degrees Fahrenheit above average across much of the interior western United States into the upcoming weekend.
A budding tropical system threatens to bring flooding rain to the Philippines into this weekend with potential future impacts on China and Taiwan.
The heat felt across the United Kingdom during the middle of July has faded and is not expected to return through at least the first week of August.