By Brian Lada
The same system that brought severe weather to the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains on Monday will deliver another round of severe storms to the Plains on Tuesday.
Thunderstorms are set to erupt from eastern South Dakota to the Texas Panhandle on Tuesday afternoon before weakening and tracking eastward during the overnight hours.
Due to the timing of the storms, wind, rain and hail may impact traffic along portions of I-29, I-70, I-35, and I-27 around the same time as the evening commute.
Motorists across this area should stay alert of changing weather and use extra caution when driving through these storms.
Wind gusts exceeding 60 mph and hail as large as golf balls should be expected with thunderstorms that develop across this large swath of the Plains.
A few of the more intense storms in the northern extent of this area may spin up a few tornadoes late in the afternoon with the tornado threat diminishing during the evening.
There is a risk of a thunderstorm reaching Kansas City, Missouri, before the end of Tuesday evening, where the first wild card game of the 2014 MLB post season will take place.
The threat of severe weather in the Plains will not end after Tuesday.
Severe thunderstorms are forecast to develop on Wednesday afternoon around Kansas and Missouri, then shift eastward from Illinois through Arkansas for Thursday.
Similar threats should be expected both days in terms of severe weather, but Thursday may bring greater impacts as Thursday’s storms are forecast to affect a larger area.