By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist
May 31,2016; 9:44PM,EDT
The potential for locally dangerous and disruptive thunderstorms will exist over the Midwest into Wednesday evening.
A storm spinning southeastward from Canada will allow a sweep of cool, dry air to collide with warm, moist air from the Gulf of Mexico through midweek.
Following locally damaging thunderstorms over parts of the central and northern Plains on Monday night, severe weather will shift farther east over the North Central United States.
Severe thunderstorms will erupt over a more densely populated and heavily traveled part of the nation through Wednesday.
"The greatest threat from the storms through Wednesday will be for damaging wind gusts and sudden, blinding downpours," according to AccuWeather Lead Storm Warning Meteorologist Eddie Walker.
Small hail is also possible.
"While the threat for tornadoes is minimal, a couple of the strongest storms could produce a short-lived tornado either day," Walker said.
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Into Tuesday night, the risk of locally severe storms will extend from Wisconsin to Iowa and northern Missouri.
During Wednesday, the potential for strong to locally severe storms will extend from much of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan to southeastern Missouri.
On Wednesday, the storms could affect the metro areas of Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Louis. Storms could survive the trip to Detroit and Indianapolis during Wednesday night.
People should be prepared for travel delays, especially where storms approach major airports during their peak intensity, during the late afternoon and evening hours.