A strong system will move into the Northern Plains late tonight into Thursday. Refer to the Storm Prediction Center Public Weather Outlook Here. This system will likely bring a round of severe thunderstorms to the region. Strong to severe storms will develop in western and central North Dakota late Wednesday afternoon and evening. These storms will then move quickly east tonight into eastern North Dakota, then into western Minnesota Thursday morning. The threat for widespread severe weather along with heavy rain is possible. Damaging winds may be the main threat late tonight into Thursday morning...so stay tuned to later forecasts and possible warnings on this upcoming severe weather and heavy rain potential. The timing of severe weather is detailed in the graphic below.