By Brian Lada
Multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms are in store for 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 first of the storms are set to erupt from northeast Colorado to northern Minnesota on Friday, bringing the risks of gusty winds, large hail and flooding downpours.
Frequent lighting will also accompany these thunderstorms, making it dangerous to be in a pool or open field until the storm has passed.
Storms will slowly shift south and east heading into the weekend, impacting a larger area and more cities.
Denver; Cheyenne, Wyoming; and Rapid City, South Dakota, are a few cities that could experience severe weather multiple days in a row.
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.
The threat of severe weather will continue to expand across the Plains Sunday, reaching from northern Texas 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.
Heading into the first week of June, the threat of sever 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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