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Severe weather, flash flood threat in Northern Plains as fire danger simmers across West

Another day of hot weather across the Northern Plains is fueling the risk of severe thunderstorms Tuesday, as the wildfire threat remains high across the Southwest.

Scattered storms will return to the Plains by afternoon, bringing the risk of large hail, damaging winds and a few tornadoes.

Strong to severe storms will develop from Nebraska through South and North Dakota.

WALL CLOUD SPOTTED IN WISCONSIN AS TORNADO WARNING ISSUED, FLASH-FLOODING SPURS RESCUES

The storms are being fueled by summertime heat with temperatures climbing into the upper 80s and low 90s across the region.

The risk for severe storms exists across the Northern Plains on Tuesday.

The risk for severe storms exists across the Northern Plains on Tuesday.
(Fox News)

The National Weather Service’s (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) said that cities such as Sioux Falls, S.C., Fargo, N.D., and Sioux City, Iowa, may be impacted on Tuesday.

There is also the chance of widely scattered thunderstorms from the Lower Ohio Valley into the Carolinas.

Those storms may develop from the mid-afternoon and early evening, bringing isolated large hail and severe wind gusts.

Critical fire danger sticks around out West

After a busy couple of days with wildfires in several states, critical fire weather danger continues across the West through Tuesday.

LIGHTNING DEATHS DROP ‘DRAMATICALLY’ OVER 2 DECADES ACROSS US, BUT DANGER STILL LINGERS

Hot temperatures, low humidity, dry lightning, and gusty winds will bring an elevated risk of critical fire weather across the Southern Rockies, High Plains and Southwest.

The fire danger continues across the West and Southwest on Tuesday.

The fire danger continues across the West and Southwest on Tuesday.
(Fox News)

In late June, the Southwestern monsoon season is entering its early stages. During this period, dry thunderstorms often occur.

The national forecast for June 30, 2020.

The national forecast for June 30, 2020.
(Fox News)

These storms produce lightning, but little to no precipitation, which creates the perfect condition for wildfires.

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As the season progresses, more moisture moves into the area, and wildfires become far less prevalent.

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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