Severe thunderstorms are possible Wednesday across the Central Plains. Large hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes are possible.
A low pressure system emerging out of the Central Rockies on Wednesday will overspread the Central and Northern Plains during the afternoon hours. At the surface, lower 60’s dewpoints are forecast to lift into eastern Nebraska, ahead of an approaching cold front tracking out of the Dakotas. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop during the afternoon hours from Iowa into Kansas with a risk for hail and damaging winds. Activity will likely track to the Southeast through the evening hours, becoming a linear complex of thunderstorms by or before nightfall. After dark, a risk for isolated damaging winds may linger as activity tracks into Missouri and Illinois. Further southwest, a more conditional risk for thunderstorms will exist across Southwest Kansas and the Texas Panhandle. Any storms that develop will pose a risk for large hail and isolate damaging winds before dark.