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Following a deadly and destructive tornado on Tuesday night, more severe storms, including the potential for a few tornadoes, will affect part of the north-central United States into Thursday night.
An EF2 tornado struck the town of Watford City, North Dakota, including an RV park, during the middle of Tuesday night, according to a National Weather Service investigation.
The storm killed an infant, flipped over vehicles and damaged mobile homes.
The risk of rounds of severe thunderstorms will continue along a zone where temperature swings are occurring from one day to the next over parts of the northern and central Plains and the Upper Midwest.
Thunderstorms and the risk of localized severe weather may affect the Minneapolis area Thursday night.
A line of strong to locally severe thunderstorms is projected to stretch along an approximate 900-mile swath from part of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan to central Wisconsin, southern Minnesota, northern Iowa, southeastern South Dakota and west-central Nebraska.
Remember that strong winds in lieu of a tornado can cause damage and risk to lives. All it takes is a burst of strong wind or a tornado striking a populated area to put people and property at risk.
Robust storms are also likely to ignite in parts of Colorado, where some communities may be hit with torrential downpours, hail and strong wind gusts into Thursday night.
Where the storms have the potential to repeat and downpours linger, there is an elevated risk of flash flooding.
This is a possibility over parts of Nebraska, Iowa, southeastern South Dakota and southern Minnesota from Thursday night to Friday night.
Move indoors in a solid building and keep away from windows at the first sign of a thunderstorm.
The risk risk of severe weather and flash flooding is likely to shift farther to the south and east during the weekend.
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However, major cities such as Chicago and Detroit may have to contend with spotty robust thunderstorms on the prowl over the weekend.
As a new storm swings along the Canada border, the risk of severe weather may increase again over parts of the northern Plains and Upper Midwest later this weekend into early next week.
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