Severe Storms Likely from the Great Lakes to the Southern Plains Apr 20, 2017

Severe thunderstorms dumped large hail across the Central Plains and Ohio Valley on Wednesday, along with a few report of strong winds. One tornado was reported in Western Iowa. Hail larger than golf balls fell in Kansas, Nebraska and Indiana.

The severe weather risk shifts to the east and south today, affecting the Eastern Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and Southern Plains. An enhanced risk has been posted from the Storm Prediction Center for areas near Detroit, Toledo, and Cleveland.

Strong wind gusts and isolated tornadoes are the biggest risk today. The areas of biggest concern are East Lower Michigan and Northwest Ohio.

The low pressure center moving through the Great Lakes will drag a cold front to the south and east. Severe thunderstorms will be developing along and ahead of the low and front. Increasing wind shear near the warm front in Michigan and Ohio will help to enhance the tornado threat.

For Friday and Saturday, the system will continue to progress to the South and East. The risk for severe thunderstorms will move into the Middle Atlantic, Tennessee Valley, Southern Plains and the Mississippi Valley.

As the cold front starts to slow down, showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop and push over the same areas tonight into Saturday. The threat for flooding rains will increase from Wichita and Oklahoma City to Joplin and Fayetteville.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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