Severe Chances for the High Plains

Severe storms moved across the Northern Plains overnight and with storm reaching severe limits off and on. There were isolated storm that brought large hail, damaging winds, and flash flooding. The front will prompt a severe weather risk today as well, into the Midwest and Ohio Valley.


Our severe weather risk today sets up across the northern Rockies and High Plains on Montana. We will see the primary threats as wind and hail through these areas.

Storms will develop along an area cold front, pushing from Southwest to Northeast. Most storms will be sub-severe, but where we have terrain influences just to the east of the I15 corridor we could see a couple stronger storms with damaging winds and areas of hail.

Storms will continue until sundown before fading away. This energy pushes east though for our severe setup in the High Plains midweek.


Storms Wednesday setup from northern Minnesota back through South Dakota with all modes of severe weather possible.

The tornado threat on Wednesday is focused around the I94/I29 interchange.

As the frontal boundaries push to the east on Wednesday we will see the opportunity for a few storms to the west of the I29 corridor during the afternoon and evening hours.

Our strongest storms look to be right around sundown on Wednesday from Siouxland up through Grand Forks. Due to the nighttime nature of some of these storms, please have multiple ways to get alerts before you go to sleep.


The severe threat continues into Thursday across parts of the Upper Midwest once again. We have a low, but non-zero risk of severe weather.

Showers and thunderstorms develop late in the day along a frontal boundary stretched from the Northern Great Lakes through the Central Plains.

This particular forecast model develops storms late Thursday night into Friday along the frontal boundary. Most storms will be sub-severe with just a few spots seeing gusty winds and hail.

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Severe Chances for the High Plains