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Severe Threat Continues For Midwest Today

6 Aug 2021, 3:55 pm

After a wave of low pressure tracked through the Midwest yesterday and brought scattered strong to severe storms, the severe threat continues again today in the Midwest and Great Lakes. The severe weather risk is Marginal (Level 1 out of 5) today which means energy levels are relatively minimal and storms should be isolated. The primary threats will once again be for gusty downdraft winds and 1″ or larger hail, with heavy rain also likely.

Similar to Thursday, storms will initialize this afternoon as temperatures increase ahead of the front. Our house model is also indicating a few stronger storms in Michigan and Indiana. Gusty winds and large hail will be possible with these storms. Clusters of thunderstorms will persist through the early evening.

Overnight energy will be much lower, but a strong storm or two may continue. Heavy rain will be a bigger threat overnight, but widespread flooding is not expected.

Rainfall accumulations should be generally around an inch, with some spots getting a little more than that. In some of the heaviest corridors some brief ponding on the roads will be possible, or flooding in areas that tend to flood when it rains heavily. Widespread flooding is not anticipated.

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About the author
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.

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