Denver, Minneapolis in Path of Weekend Storms

By Brian Lada, Meteorologist
May 31, 2014; 11:52 PM ET
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Severe weather will continue to target the Plains through the weekend, threatening outdoor activities from Texas to Minnesota.

Anyone planning on going to an amusement park, concert or a local event should be on the lookout for these storms and know where to seek safety if they strike.

The severe weather danger will slowly shift south and east heading into the weekend, impacting a larger area and more cities.

Similar to those on Friday, the main threats from storms over the weekend will be damaging winds and large hail, although a few isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.

Frequent lighting will also accompany these thunderstorms, making it dangerous to be in a pool or open field until the storm has passed.

The corridor from near Billings to Denver to Rapid City will remain the target of the violent thunderstorms through Saturday evening.

The threat of severe weather will continue to expand across the Plains Sunday and Sunday night, reaching from the Texas Panhandle to western Wisconsin.

Minneapolis; Omaha, Nebraska; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; and Dodge City, Kansas, are a few locations that could experience hail as large as baseballs, wind gusts past 65 mph and downpours that spark flash flooding.

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Heading into the first week of June, the threat of severe thunderstorms will continue, focusing on Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri.

Some of these storms may even impact major travel hubs in the Midwest such as Chicago, St. Louis, Milwaukee and possibly even Detroit.


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