Severe Weather Ramps Back up Across Midwest for Tuesday
After a fairly quiet start to the work week, thunderstorms are expected to be more active Tuesday and stronger across the center of the United States. A cold front will swing out of the northern Rockies and onto the plains through Tuesday evening. Ahead of the front, moisture-rich air will be lifted to form powerful thunderstorms capable of producing damaging winds, large hail, and even some isolated tornadoes.
The main threat will be centered over eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Storms will develop Tuesday afternoon and evening with an initial threat for tornadoes around Omaha, Lincoln, and Des Moines. As the storms move east through the evening, the main threat will be damaging winds. Strong to severe storms are also possible from Kansas City to Minneapolis, but severe weather will be more isolated in these areas.
As the cold front marches east, more severe storms will be possible Wednesday from Chicago to the Texas panhandle. Some areas of heavy rain are also possible with the potential for flooding, especially across central Iowa.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Corey Christiansen