Stormy Sunday from Kansas City to Denver
June 23, 2013; 5:58 PM
The past few days have been very active from the northern Plains to the western Great Lakes when it comes to severe weather, and there's no sign of it slowing down for the second half of the weekend.
This area has been battered with round after round of severe storms since Thursday, bringing everything from baseball-sized hail to wind gusts over 70 mph and even a few tornadoes.
Flooding rain in this area has made the ground super saturated, with some individual storms dropping as much as 5 inches of rain in just a few hours time. In some extreme cases, the copious amount of rainfall has resulted in mudslides, shutting down roadways and causing headaches for travelers and emergency crews.
Sunday evening and overnight will feature more severe weather anywhere from Colorado to Illinois and Wisconsin.
The primary area that will be affected by severe thunderstorms the rest of Sunday afternoon and Sunday night will stretch from Colorado and the high plains. And, also across the Upper Midwest.
Thunderstorms diminished Sunday morning. But, new clusters of thunderstorms formed Sunday afternoon. These storms will continue through much of Sunday night into Monday morning, similar to recent nights.
Thunderstorms with large hail are expected to form near Denver, then move across eastern Colorado into the central Plains. The storms will produce damaging winds along with hail.
Farther east, there is a severe weather threat, but flooding may be more of an issue. Locations like Des Moines, Iowa, and Madison, Wis., have been hit hard by storms in recent days, leaving the ground saturated.
Some other cities that will be in the path of severe storms include Kansas City, Mo., and Sioux Falls, S.D.,
People visiting Omaha, Neb., for the College World Series may also see severe storms. Fortunately, no games are scheduled to take place again until Monday.
Isolated severe thunderstorms can form as far south as the Texas panhandle.
Although they will not be as widespread, these storms will be stronger than those to their east, and will be capable of producing very large hail and an isolated tornado.
The threat for severe storms across the region will diminish on Monday, but will still continue across part of the Plains from South Dakota through the Big Bend Country of Texas.
Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologists Brian Lada and Dave Samuhel.