Severe Weather Remains a Threat in the Midwest
The Upper Midwest and Northern Plains have been a target for severe storms already this week and the threat continues into this weekend. The Storm Prediction Center has issued a risk for severe storms extending from Iowa to Pennsylvania. There is an elevated risk (level 3 on a scale of 1 to 5) in eastern Iowa, southern Wisconsin and northwestern Illinois.
Strong, damaging wind gusts are the main threat with a complex of thunderstorms that is likely to form this evening. Isolated tornadoes and large hail are also possible, mainly in the late afternoon and evening.
The front moves slightly for Saturday, pushing southeastward. Areas from the central Plains to the Eastern Seaboard may see a few severe thunderstorms. There is an slight risk (level 2 on a scale of 1 to 5) in southeastern Kansas, northeastern Oklahoma, southwestern Missouri and most of Arkansas.
On Sunday, there is a marginal risk (level 1 on a scale of 1 to 5) over most of the central High Plains. A slight risk (level 2) has been posted from Kansas to South Dakota.
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