Severe Storms to Target Midwest, South
A severe weather outbreak could produce tornadoes, damaging hail and strong straight-line winds in parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Indiana and Illinois on Wednesday and Thursday.
The I-35 corridor from Wichita, Kansas to Oklahoma City looks to be in line to receive the first bout of storms on Wednesday evening and into the overnight hours, with tornadoes, hail and strong winds all possible with the initial round of storms. Wichita, Kansas City and Topeka, Kansas; Springfield and Jefferson City, Missouri and Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma are all at risk on Wednesday evening from the first round of storms.
A broad upper-level trough, or “dip” in the jet stream, will inch eastward on Thursday, pushing the worst of the severe weather threat towards St. Louis, Missouri, Springfield, Illinois and perhaps as far north as Chicago and Rockford, Illinois and Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin on Thursday, with tornadoes, hail and strong winds all possible in these areas.
Stay up-to-date on the latest forecasts with WeatherNation as these potentially dangerous storms track towards several large population centers.
WeatherNation will have multiple crews on the ground tracking the severe weather in the field both Wednesday and Thursday – be sure to track the systems with us on WeatherNation TV (channel 361 on DirecTV and/or an affiliate near you) or here at WeatherNationTV.com.
Meteorologist Chris Bianchi