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Severe Weather Potential through the Memorial Day Weekend into Next Week

As expected, it has been a very active week of severe thunderstorms with destructive tornadoes in Oklahoma and Missouri. Severe weather chances will continue through this weekend and into early next week from the central & southern Plains into the Northeast.  More tornadoes are possible, along with damaging wind gusts and large hail.

The weekend will start with severe weather again possible on Saturday from the Great Lakes to the southern Plains. The frontal boundary will barely move as another area of upper-level energy rides through the Jet Stream. Winds aloft will support supercells, especially in the central Plains in the late afternoon and evening.

On Sunday, upper level energy will weaken and instability will be lower. Severe thunderstorms are still possible, although overall strength and coverage will likely be less.

Through the rest of holiday weekend and into early next week, severe weather chances will continue to be focused on the Plains. At the time of this article, the Storm Prediction Center has assigned a general 15% risk of severe storms Monday and Tuesday at any spot within the outlook area (yellow).  Detailed risk levels for each day will be assigned throughout the weekend.

Severe weather season is extremely active right now.  Stay tuned to WeatherNation for complete storm coverage.  You can watch on the Dish Network, Roku, Fire TV, Pluto TV, Apple TV, and on any mobile device with the free WeatherNation App.