(Accuweather) After days of violent thunderstorms brought hundreds of incidents of wind damage to the central and southeastern United States, the threat for severe weather will finally shift farther north by the middle of this week.

The first round of storms is forecast to erupt across the Dakotas on Wednesday afternoon.

A storm system emerging into the northern Plains could trigger yet another complex of storms in eastern Montana that barrels eastward into North Dakota Thursday night.

The main threats from these storms will be from flooding downpours and damaging winds, but large hail and a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out, especially in the first few hours after the storms develop each day.