Severe storms, heavy rain expected over the weekend

The patch of serious weather will stretch from the Plains into the Great Lakes.

A storm system and cold front moved through the Northeast on Thursday, producing flash flooding and severe storms from Virginia to Massachusetts, including a tornado in southern New Jersey.

A new system out of the Rockies and into the Plains and Midwest is forecast to deliver severe storms and heavy rain throughout the weekend.

Storms on Friday will stretch from eastern Colorado to northern Texas, with damaging wind and hail being the biggest threats. There's a small chance for tornadoes.

The storms will move farther east on Saturday, with damaging wind and hail threatening an area from Des Moines, Iowa, to Kansas City, Missouri.

By Sunday, the storm system will stretch all the way from Oklahoma to Pennsylvania, with heavy rain likely in the Ohio Valley and severe storms in the southern Plains.

More than 4 inches of rain could fall locally in some regions over the weekend.