Severe Weather Threatens Central U.S. Monday
Severe thunderstorms are forecast to ramp up in the next couple of days across the nations heartland. This severe weather event is not forecast to be anywhere as destructive as last weeks deadly outbreak. Monday’s threat encompasses a good amount of real estate, stretching from northeastern Texas to Minnesota.
Strong to severe thunderstorms will fire up Monday afternoon between Kansas City, MO and Minneapolis, MN. This line is forecast to push southeast toward Wisconsin, Illinois and western Kentucky late Monday evening and overnight .
Although a tornado outbreak is not anticipated, these storms have the potential to produce damaging wind gusts and large hail. A few isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
The line of strong thunderstorms will gradually weaken as it advances eastward on Tuesday. A few gusty showers will be possible anywhere from Pittsburgh, PA to New Orleans, LA on Tuesday.
This line is expected to cross over the the I-95 corridor Tuesday evening bringing the possibility of gusty showers to cities like Washington, D.C., and Boston.
— NWS SPC (@NWSSPC) March 5, 2017
For WeatherNation– Meteorologist Andy Stein