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  • Multiple rounds of severe storms will impact the Plains and Midwest early this week.
  • Tornadoes, damaging winds and large hail are all threats.

Multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms will threaten the Plains and Midwest early this week, packing threats of tornadoes, large hail and damaging wind gusts.

A pair of jet stream disturbances punching out of the Rockies into the central U.S. will be responsible for the severe weather this week.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect.

First Round: Sunday Night-Monday

The first disturbance is kicking off a dangerous threat of severe storms in the Southern Plains through Sunday overnight.

Tornadoes, large hail and widespread damaging winds are all threats from central and eastern Oklahoma and northern Texas into western Arkansas and southwest Missouri. Some tornadoes could be strong.

Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Dallas-Fort Worth are a few of the cities that could see significant severe weather.

Shaded on the map above is the likelihood of severe thunderstorms, according to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center. Note that not all categories apply for the severe weather risk on a particular day.

Be sure you have a way to receive information on the latest watches and warnings issued in these areas.

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Current Radar, Watches and Warnings

(Watches and warnings are issued by NOAA.)

This weather system will move into the Midwest on Monday and could trigger the development of scattered strong to severe thunderstorms from the Great Lakes to the lower Ohio Valley.

These storms could contain large hail, locally damaging winds and a couple of tornadoes.

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Monday-Monday Night Severe Thunderstorm Forecast

(Shaded on the map above is the likelihood of severe thunderstorms, according to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center. Note that not all categories apply for the severe weather risk on a particular day.)

Second Round: Tuesday

The next jet stream disturbance will punch out into the Plains by late Tuesday.

For now, the most likely area to see severe thunderstorms is from Nebraska into Kansas, Oklahoma and northwest Texas. These storms could pack damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes.

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Tuesday-Tuesday Night Severe Thunderstorm Forecast

(Shaded on the map above is the likelihood of severe thunderstorms, according to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center. Note that not all categories apply for the severe weather risk on a particular day.)

(MORE: Fall Can Be a Secondary Peak For Tornadoes)

Check back frequently for updates to this forecast in the days ahead.

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