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Severe storms will make for a busy weekend

Posted at 12:08 PM, May 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-15 12:08:32-04

Severe weather is expected to pick up just as the weekend's beginning.

The Plains and the Upper Midwest are all in the line of these storms lasting through Sunday.

The first threat is arriving Friday with the bulls-eye over western Nebraska and extending into the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles.

Storms along this boundary will begin to develop late in the afternoon and evening before moving east.

By Saturday, the severe weather threat centers over the Plains with the bulls-eye covering four different states: Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and northern Texas. Unfortunately, those aren't the only states that'll likely be affected. All of the Plains are at an elevated risk.

While Saturday will be the worst of this long weekend of severe weather, it does begin to calm down a little bit on Sunday.

The threat of severe weather moves into the Midwest, covering Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois.

As these storms move across the country, strong winds and large hail are the biggest threats, but some storms will likely be capable of producing tornadoes.

It's important to keep a close eye on the weather forecast throughout the weekend, especially in the Plains.