Active weather is expected across the central part of the country through the weekend with widespread showers and a few storms likely.
A low pressure system will begin the period in the Central Plains and slowly moves east the next few days. Widespread showers with a few storms are likely to the north and east of the low center with more isolated to scattered activity possible to the south near a front. Today the widespread activity will be in norther NE, and the Dakotas with chances extending west into MT and WY and east into the Midwest. Severe storms are expected to become possible by this evening in eastern NE, western IA, northeast KS, northwest MO, and could possibly get into southern MN. Saturday, more widespread showers with a few storms continue in the Dakotas and MT to the west and north, and east into parts of the Midwest. The better severe storm chances on Saturday will be into central and eastern IA and possibly into northwest IL. Chances become more isolated to scattered into Sunday further east into the Ohio River Valley, Mid-Atlantic states, and parts of the Southeast with the potential for severe storms more unclear.
Elsewhere. a series of disturbances track across TX and into parts of the southern High Plains through the weekend with widespread showers likely for much of TX and northward to western OK, northeast NM, western KS, and eastern CO. The severe storm chances should remain mostly in central and western TX.