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Isolated Severe Weather Risk From Illinois to Texas

2 Nov 2016, 4:04 pm

Isolated severe thunderstorms are possible into this evening in the Central and Southern Plains along a slow moving cold front. Large hail and strong winds have already been reported frrom from Illinois southward to Texas. The Storm Prediction Center is monitoring areas ahead of the front, but at this time they say severe watches are unlikely.

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Some Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have been issued this afternoon. There have been several reports of large hail around the Kansas City metro up to the size of golf balls and in Central Illinois to 1″ in diameter. In Texas, wind gusts above 60 mph have been reported along with golf ball sized hail.

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Unseasonably warm, record breaking high temperatures ahead of the cold front, along with increasing humidity are helping to create the severe storms.

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Computer forecast models keep the storms strong over the next few hours and then begin to diminish a couple of hours after sunset.

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Stay tuned to WeatherNation for updates on the severe storms this evening.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels

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