Severe Storms from the Great Lakes to the Southern Plains
It has been a very active week of severe thunderstorms in the northern tier of the nation and more severe weather is in store tonight. Large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes were reported Tuesday, most numerous in the Upper Midwest and Central Plains.
A slight risk for severe thunderstorms stretches from the Western Great Lakes into the Ohio Valley and Southern Plains. Severe Thunderstorm Watches have already been posted from Wisconsin to Missouri into this evening, and more watches will likely be issued throughout the night.
Hail greater than the size of a quarter and wind gusts above 60 mph are the biggest severe weather threat tonight. The tornado threat is low.
A cold front extends from Minnesota to Texas this evening. It will be the focus for thunderstorm development throughout the night. A warm front in the Great Lakes will also aid in the enhancement for severe thunderstorms.
The severe weather threat shifts east and south for Thursday and Friday.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels