Two days after severe thunderstorms rocked the Plains and Midwest, another round of severe weather is expected to kick off what looks like a stormy week in the Heartland.
According to Senior Meteorologist Bernie Rayno, "There is the potential for large and damaging tornadoes into Monday evening from portions of central and eastern Nebraska to western Iowa and southeastern South Dakota."
Many of the storms can contain strong winds and large hail across the threat area. Isolated tornadoes can occur with the most intense thunderstorms into the first part of Monday night as far to the northeast as southern Minnesota.
The ground is already saturated in some areas from recent heavy rainfall and additional downpours can cause more flooding.
Several rivers are already above flood stage and are still rising as a result of 4 to 7 inches of rain that fell since late last week. Any additional rain will only exacerbate the problem.
The Omaha, Nebraska, area has experienced several rounds of severe thunderstorms this month, most recently this past Saturday night with wind gusts over 50 mph from thunderstorms that rolled through.
Additional storms will roll through Omaha Monday, home of the " target="_blank">Collegiate World Series. Games on Monday are scheduled for 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. CDT. Fans attending the games will want to keep an eye out for rapidly changing weather conditions and seek shelter, if necessary due to the severe weather threat.
High winds from thunderstorms knocked down trees and caused power outages in the Minneapolis area this past Saturday.
More damage to trees and power outages can occur as a result of these thunderstorms. Some roads may become impassable as a result of flooding, which will cause travel delays.
Des Moines, Iowa, could be impacted later in the day on Monday and thunderstorms could reach Madison, Wisconsin, on Monday night.
More rough weather is expected into the middle of this week.
Waves of thunderstorms will traverse areas from the Plains to the Northeast on Tuesday and Wednesday along a frontal boundary.
Thunderstorms, some strong to severe, are a threat both days. Flooding could become a concern if multiple thunderstorms with heavy rainfall track over the same area.
Comments that don't add to the conversation may be automatically or manually removed by Facebook or AccuWeather. Profanity, personal attacks, and spam will not be tolerated.
Increases in temperature may cause localized increases in the amount of toxic mercury introduced into ecosystems, impacting wildlife and eventually the food chain.
A new surge of warm air will trigger another round of severe thunderstorms in parts of the eastern United States Wednesday and Wednesday night.
Unsettled weather will continue through midweek as showers dampen much of Germany.
Spring will get off to a slow start over much of northern Asia and in part of the Middle East, while more typical conditions are in store for most areas farther to the south and east.
After record warmth baked the eastern U.S. during the last full week of February, winter will seek its revenge during the first week of March.
Prior to midweek, severe thunderstorms with isolated tornadoes, damaging winds, downpours and hail will threaten areas from Indiana to Texas.
Millions travel to Washington, D.C., each year to catch a glimpse of the magnificent pink blossoms.