Scattered showers and storms affect areas of the country from the Northern Plains to the Southeast through the weekend.
First a disturbance and cold front will track from the Midwest to the Southeast producing showers and storms with a few severe storms possible. Activity will affect much of these regions today with the greater chances for severe storms coming in the SE IL/S IN/KY region near a frontal boundary that will be draped across this area. Storm activity gradually diminishes from north to south with chances continuing across the Southeast throughout the weekend with chances also in the Mid-Atlantic states on Saturday, then also along the Gulf Coast on Sunday. The severe risk looks marginal for the most part over the weekend in these areas.
Finally, more disturbances will track from MT into the Northern Plains today and Saturday and build east-southeast into the Upper Midwest on Sunday along with a cold front. Similar scenarios are expected this evening and overnight and Saturday evening and overnight with storms developing in SW MT and tracking northeast through the state and making it into western ND by the early mornings. A few of these storms couple become severe with hail and damaging winds the primary threats. The activity late Saturday will continue east through northern ND and into MN during the day on Sunday while holding some strength. Intensification is anticipated into Sunday evening in central and northern MN and moves east-southeast during the overnight into WI and the UP of MI. Additional storms could develop Sunday evening southwest into SE SD/NW IA/N NE region along a cold front some of these storms could also be capable of producing hail and damaging winds.