Strong thunderstorms will prowl the nation`s mid-sector once again Monday into Monday night. In this latest bout, the corridor at risk of severe local weather will reach from much of Texas, including Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth, northeastward through Missouri to Illinois, maybe as far north as Chicago.

Saint Louis, Oklahoma City and the eastern edge of Kansas City will also be prone to severe local weather.

Thunderstorms having hail, damaging winds and flooding cloudbursts will number amongst those striking this broad corridor.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews