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Isolated Severe Risk for the Central Plains Monday

16 Aug 2021, 6:30 am

Daytime heating and a lee side trough will bring the chance for showers and storms today across the Central Plains. Damaging winds and large hail will be possible, even though the risk will likely be very isolated. Here is the very latest severe forecast.

Severe Outlook

The coverage area for today’s severe storm risk will be over Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. It is a level 1 out of 5, or a marginal risk, but it is a nonzero risk to monitor this afternoon.

Severe Risks

Both damaging winds and large hail will be the main severe weather risks with today’s storms. Again, the risk is very isolated, but anyone in these areas should still be weather aware for this afternoon and evening.


It will be another day of afternoon/evening storms, but once the sun sets the storm coverage will greatly diminish.

Keep checking with WeatherNation for more updates on today’s severe storm chances.

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Erik Kostrzewa was born and raised in the state of Michigan; spending much of his life in the suburbs of Detroit. Erik attended the University of Michigan and earned a Bachelor’s Degr... Load Moreee in Earth Systems Science and Engineering with a concentration in Meteorology. His first on-air job was straight out of college in Lansing, Michigan at WLNS-TV. After a few years, he moved an hour west to Grand Rapids to continue his career at FOX17 news. While in the heart of the lower peninsula, Erik covered a wide variety of challenging weather from lake-effect snow to derechos. Erik definitely has an interesting last name which comes from his Polish descent. If you are wondering how it is pronounced, the easiest way to say it is “Ka-Stree-Va”. Erik is thrilled to forecast on a national scale at WeatherNation and experience an even wider range of weather in Colorado! He is also looking forward to experiencing his first 14er on one of the many mountains in the state. Follow Erik on Twitter and Facebook!