Severe Threat to Cover Much of Midwest, South
After a lengthy break from severe weather, hail, damaging winds and an isolated tornado threat will encompass much of the Midwest the South and the Southeast for the next three days.
Eastern Nebraska, Kansas, western and southern Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma and northeast Texas will see storms Wednesday night, with damaging winds and hail the primary hazards, although an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.
Tomorrow, the slow-moving cold front responsible for triggering severe weather for much of the week so far will inch its way into southern Illinois, Indiana, much of Missouri and drape down into Oklahoma and Texas. A higher tornado threat for Thursday looks likely, particularly for southern Oklahoma and far northern Texas. While the tornado threat overall still looks mostly isolated, more damaging winds and large hail will likely accompany these storms.
By Friday, the front slowly scoots east, meaning Kentucky and Tennessee could be in line for severe weather, with large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes again a threat for the Ohio River valley south into the Cumberland Plateau and possibly northern Mississippi and Alabama as well.
WeatherNation will be with you through the duration of this week’s severe weather event- remember now is the time to prepare for the potential for severe weather! Make sure you know where to go in the event of a tornado and that your car and other outdoor valuables are protected from large hail and strong winds.
Meteorologist Chris Bianchi