Rounds of severe storms have impacted the Plains this week and the streak is expected to continue into the weekend. Storms will be possible stretching from Montana and the Dakotas into Texas and New Mexico.
Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop once again east of the Rockies as moisture and instability build over the Plains. This persistent stormy pattern has been in place for much of the week and will continue into the weekend.The WeatherRadar shows scattered storms developing this afternoon and evening east of the Rockies, stretching from Montana to New Mexico.
The Storm Prediction Center has highlighted eastern New Mexico and western Texas under an enhanced for Friday. An enhanced risk is a level three out of five for severe storms. Cities like Roswell, N.M., and Fort Stockton, Texas, will see the threat of large hail, damaging winds, and even a few tornadoes.
A slight risk, a level two out of five, of severe storms is also in place Friday for parts of New Mexico and Texas, including the city of Midland, Texas. Another slight risk is in place stretching from southeastern Montana into Colorado. Large hail and damaging winds are the main threats in this slight risk area, but a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out. Denver, Colo., Cheyenne, Wyo., and Miles City, Mont., are within this slight risk area.
Marginal risks of severe storms continue into Saturday and Sunday for much of the Plains. A marginal risk is a level one out of five for severe storms. However, it's still important to monitor continues before heading outside to enjoy the holiday weekend.
The best way to deal with the threat of severe weather is to stay prepared! Check conditions frequently on your Weather & Radar app!