Here we go again. Another strong storm crossing the West before striking at the nation's midsection, and again, this parent storm system will spark an outbreak of severe thunderstorms over the Great Plains.

In this latest instance, the storm outbreak will begin in the afternoon over the western Plains from western Kansas, southwestern Nebraska and easternmost Colorado to southwestern Texas. The outbreak will continue overnight.

Greatest severe weather threat will stem from high and damaging straight-line winds.

There will be more potentially severe thunderstorms over the south-central region on Friday.

Story by Senior Meteorologist Jim Andrews