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By Mark Leberfinger – AccuWeather

A powerful storm swept the U.S. Plains Monday night into Tuesday spawning multiple tornadoes from Texas to Nebraska.

The same system spread snow and blizzard conditions across Colorado, forcing major travel delays on roadways and in the air. Some areas outside of Denver recorded up to 15 inches of snow on Tuesday morning.

As the snow winds down across eastern Colorado in the afternoon, the storm will push into Kansas and Nebraska.

“Snowfall totals of 12-18 inches will be common across this region with locally higher amounts possible,” AccuWeather Meteorologist Ed Vallee said.

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Strong thunderstorms threaten to close out the weekend across parts of the Upper Midwest, posing risks to those with outdoor plans and potentially causing damage.

Residents in the corridor from Iowa and neighboring communities in Nebraska to southern Minnesota and Wisconsin will have to remain alert for the violent thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon and evening.

Cities within this zone include Rochester, Minnesota; Omaha, Nebraska; Sioux City and Des Moines, Iowa; and La Crosse, Green Bay and Madison, Wisconsin. The strongest thunderstorms will erupt to the south and east of Minneapolis.

More continued coverage at AccuWeather: Strong Storms to Target Iowa to Wisconsin Sunday

By Jordan Root – AccuWeather

Following strong storms on Wednesday, another round of threatening weather will rumble across part of the Central states Thursday afternoon into Thursday night.

A storm will spin over the Rockies through the end of the week. The storm will push a wedge of dry air into a field of moisture over the High Plains. This dry/moist contrast zone from southwestern Nebraska to central Texas will be the firing point for the storms.

“That upper-level low with the help of the southern branch of the jet stream will pull ample Gulf moisture and warm temperatures into the Plains,” said AccuWeather.com Storm Warning Meteorologist Billy Clark.

Thursday’s storms will have the potential to outnumber and outperform the storms on Wednesday that rumbled across the region and brought small hail, downpours and even a funnel cloud in Kansas.

Continued reading and coverage at AccuWeather: Nebraska to Texas at Risk for Severe Storms Thursday

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As a storm system moves out of the northern Rockies this weekend, it will trigger an outbreak of severe weather on Sunday that includes the risk of a few tornadoes in portions of the northern and central Plains to the Upper Midwest.

People will want to stay informed on the situation, especially if they will be attending picnics, fishing trips and other outings.

In addition to the potential for a few tornadoes, many of the storms will bring the full spectrum risk of severe weather, including damaging wind gusts, large hail, frequent lightning strikes and flash flooding.

During the afternoon hours on Sunday, the risk of storms will extend from north-central Kansas to central and northeastern Nebraska to eastern South Dakota and western and central Minnesota.

On Sunday night, the risk of storms will shift farther east and south and will extend from central and eastern Kansas to eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Major cities that can be affected by the storms include Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; La Crosse, Wisconsin; and Minneapolis.

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The tornado threat will be greatest as the severe weather outbreak commences Sunday afternoon, according to AccuWeather Enterprise Solutions Expert Senior Meteorologist Scott Breit.

“That would be primarily from eastern Nebraska and western Iowa northward into Minnesota.”

The tornado danger will evolve into more of a straight-line wind threat overnight Sunday, Breit added.

During Labor Day, the risk of locally heavy, gusty thunderstorms could reach farther east and may impact portions of central Missouri, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana.

According to Severe Weather Expert Henry Margusity, “The outbreak of severe weather could rival that of earlier this year, on June 16.”

On June 16, there were more than 500 reported incidents of severe weather, including several dozen tornadoes.

“The severe weather will center on the same general area, and we may have a similar count of severe weather incidents, when compared to June 16,” Margusity said.

The June 16 outbreak produced locally strong tornadoes, including the deadly twin tornadoes that struck Pilger, Nebraska.

While the setup could yield isolated strong tornadoes, twin tornadoes of the strength that hit Pilger are very rare and are not likely to be repeated during the potential outbreak this weekend.

Prior to Sunday’s severe weather outbreak, the front will ignite severe thunderstorms with hail and damaging winds in the vicinity of western North Dakota Saturday afternoon and evening. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out on Saturday as well.

AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski made contributions to this article

More continued coverage at AccuWeather: Central US Faces Labor Day Weekend Severe Weather

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As a storm system moves out of the northern Rockies this weekend, it may trigger a severe weather outbreak on Sunday that includes the risk of a few tornadoes in portions of the northern and central Plains to the Upper Midwest.

People will want to stay informed on the situation, especially if they will be attending picnics, fishing trips and other outings.

In addition to the potential for a few tornadoes, many of the storms will bring the full spectrum risk of severe weather, including damaging wind gusts, large hail, frequent lightning strikes and flash flooding.

During the afternoon hours on Sunday, the risk of storms will extend from central and northeastern Nebraska to eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

On Sunday night, the risk of storms will shift farther east and south and will extend from central and eastern Kansas to eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

Major cities that can be affected by the storms include Fargo, North Dakota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Des Moines, Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska; Kansas City, Missouri; La Crosse, Wisconsin; and Minneapolis.

During Labor Day, the risk of locally heavy, gusty thunderstorms could reach farther east and may impact portions of central Missouri, Illinois, Michigan and Indiana.

According to Severe Weather Expert Henry Margusity, “The outbreak of severe weather could rival that of earlier this year, on June 16.”

On June 16, there were more than 500 reported incidents of severe weather, including several dozen tornadoes.

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“The severe weather will center on the same general area and we may have a similar count of severe weather incidents, when compared to June 16,” Margusity said.

The June 16 outbreak produced locally strong tornadoes, including the deadly twin tornadoes that struck Pilger, Nebraska.

While the setup could yield isolated strong tornadoes, twin tornadoes of the strength that hit Pilger are very rare and are not likely to be repeated during the potential outbreak this weekend.

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