Dangerous thunderstorms will target the nation's midsection this weekend.

Plans for the weekend could be ruined. More importantly, lives and property may be threatened.

This severe weather event will commence Friday afternoon and evening as a cold front slices into unseasonably warm air. The area from eastern Nebraska to northern Wisconsin will be targeted.

Potentially damaging thunderstorms will then stretch from Kansas to Iowa both days of the weekend. The intense thunderstorms may also extend down to northern Texas on Sunday. More of the southern Plains will likely be threatened by the severe weather on Monday.

The strongest thunderstorms could turn dangerous and cause damage by producing strong winds, pounding hail and flooding downpours. Some destructive tornadoes could touch down.

Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski