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Another Day of Severe Storms in the Plains

17 May 2017, 2:17 pm

It was a very active day on Tuesday and more severe thunderstorms are likely throughout the rest of this afternoon and into tonight. Severe weather was widespread from Wisconsin to Texas on Tuesday with large hail, damaging wind, and devastating tornadoes.

Tornado Watches already extend from Minnesota into Kansas with additional watches likely through the night. An enhanced risk for severe weather is centered over much of Iowa.

Isolated tornadoes are possible into this evening, along with hail larger than an inch in diameter and wind gusts above 60 mph into the overnight.

A strong Jet Stream coupled with increasing dynamics will fuel severe weather today. Warm temperatures and higher humidity will help to sustain severe storms.

A low pressure center spinning from Iowa into Minnesota will help to fire the storms through this afternoon into this evening. A dry line and warm front will be the main focus areas, with the most intense cells closer to the low.

The severe weather risk area shifts to the south for Thursday, focused in the Central and Southern Plains. A moderate risk has already been posted by the Storm Prediction Center in Kansas and Oklahoma.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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