Jet stream energy rounding a strong ridge of high pressure over Texas will spark yet another severe weather episode from eastern Colorado into western Kansas on northward into Nebraska, Wyoming and Montana.
Some of the cities and towns most at risk include Goodland, Kan.; Sterling, Colo.; Imperial, Neb.; North Platte, Neb.; Scottsbluff, Neb.; Cheyenne, Wyo.; Rapid City, S.D. and Miles City, Mont., to name a few.
This region has been a persistent target for severe weather since the start of August. Last Thursday, dangerous storms brought powerful winds and frightening clouds to Nebraska.
On Saturday, intense thunderstorms packing tremendous hail and tornadoes spun their way across northeastern Colorado.
On Sunday, incredible rain flooded countless roads and croplands across Kansas. The town of Hutchinson had over 6 inches of rain, and resulted in normally dry areas of town being transformed into lakes.
Though not all areas will have severe thunderstorms tomorrow, those that do face similar risks as recent days.
Hail as large as quarters, golf balls or even baseballs are possible in the most powerful storms. This kind of hail can cause injury to people and livestock. Crops can have significant damage. Windshields on vehicles and windows on homes can be shattered.
Damaging wind gusts as high as 60 or 70 mph are also a possibility. These winds can uproot trees, blow down power poles and easily blow around any unsecured objects left outside.
Flooding rain is also a possibility across these areas. Rainfall amounts will average 0.25-1.00 inch in most areas, but this rainfall will likely occur over a short duration, resulting in flash flooding.
In parts of Kansas, virtually any rainfall can lead to flooding considering the tremendous rainfall on Saturday night into Sunday.
If you will be out and about or have any plans on Wednesday afternoon through the night, you will need to pay special attention to the weather as this could be a particularly dangerous situation.
Once thunderstorms develop, they will strengthen quickly, and dangerous conditions could follow soon after.
Current technology has advanced enough over recent years to provide ample alerts of the potential for severe weather and the approach of localized severe storms. Be sure to understand the difference between a watch and a warning. A watch means that an area is being monitored for dangerous weather. A warning means that dangerous weather is imminent. When a warning is issued, there may be too little time to travel across town or across a county to escape the storm. The time to have a plan of action and move to the general vicinity of a storm shelter or safe area is when a watch is issued.
Keep in mind that lightning is one of Mother Nature's most dangerous killers. If you can hear thunder, you are close enough to the storm to be struck by lightning, even if the sun is still shining.
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.
Authorizes say an 11-year-old girl and her father have died while others were left injured after a series of dangerous avalanches swept Alpine ski resorts in France and Switzerland.
The same storm that caused officials to close a section of Interstate 90 in Washington on Saturday will continue to spread snow and unusually cold air across the western United States early this week.
Gita remains on track to slam into New Zealand with heavy rain and strong winds around Tuesday.
While snow continues to create slick travel from the Rockies to the Upper Midwest, ice may put some other residents of the North Central states in the dark early this week.
Recent snowfall across the northeastern United States will not remain on the ground long with springlike warmth set to quickly surge back in.
A quick-moving storm blanketed the northeastern United States with disruptive snow during the first half of the weekend, just days after the region experienced a brief taste of spring.
Heavy snow is walloping the northeastern United States as a fast-moving storm impacts the region into Sunday morning.