A storm system moving through the Central U.S. will bring the threat of severe storms and heavy rain to the eastern half of the country through the weekend. Gusty winds are expected as well, including in areas that do not see storms.
In the near term, severe weather is likely across Plains and Mississippi Valley. Severe storms expected to develop later in the Ark-La-Tex as well as further north in the Lower Missouri Valley.
Damaging winds, large hail, and tornadoes are all possible with any storms that do become severe today.
Heavy rain is also possible in these areas, as well as further north into South Dakota, extreme southern Minnesota, and much of Iowa, westward into the High Plains of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.
On the cold side of the system, snow can be expected in the higher elevations of the Rockies in Colorado and Wyoming.