A large part of the nation from west-central Texas to Lower Michigan is expected to endure severe storms this afternoon into the overnight. Damaging winds greater than 60 mph, large hail, and tornadoes will all be threats of the storms. Heavy downpours from the storms will also likely result in flash flooding.

Lubbock, Oklahoma City and Chicago could all have dangerous storms by the evening, but the most dangerous storms are expected to erupt by late in the day over south-central Kansas, western Oklahoma and the panhandle of Texas.

Storms on Sunday could become even more dangerous over similar areas. The threat for tornadoes will be higher.

Story by AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Meghan Evans.