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Severe Storm Threat Targets the Great Lakes & Midwest Overnight

3 Aug 2022, 8:05 pm

Damaging storms rolled across the Great Plains and Upper Midwest on Tuesday, creating wind damage in portions of South Dakota and Minnesota. As the cold front continues to move south and east Wednesday into Thursday, additional strong storms are expected.

Severe Outlook

A Marginal (Level 1 out of 5) severe weather risk remains Wednesday overnight into Thursday from Chicago into the Ozarks. Damaging winds are the primary concern.


Some showers and storms will linger past dark, especially in the Midwest. We will be watching these for all modes of severe weather and flood threat, especially where grounds are saturated from the previous week of storm activity through the Mid-South.

Flood Threat

Heavy rain is expected with storms that from along the front Wednesday and Thursday. Accumulations topping 2-3 inches are possible, with isolated heavier totals.

The WPC has outlined the regions below for the risk for flooding.

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Taban Sharifi grew up in Southern California between Los Angeles and San Diego. She is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) with the American Meteorological Society (AMS). She has a B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Environmental Sciences with a minor in Environmental Systems and Society from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Go Bruins! While in school, Taban was a meteorology... Load More intern with NBC LA. There she helped forecast daily weather for the greater Los Angeles region and created a playbook to deploy weather sensors for NBC owned-and-operated stations across the country. Her first on-air job took her to San Angelo, Texas, where she was a morning meteorologist and co-anchor. Working in West Texas gave her knowledge and experience covering severe storms. From there, she moved to Palm Springs, California. People think forecasting in California is sunshine all the time, but with temperatures in the 120’s, wildfires, damaging winds, floodings, and earthquakes, the forecasting kept her very busy! She also worked there as a general assignment reporter and told community stories. Taban is excited for the challenge and opportunity to forecast nationally with WeatherNation. She also looks forward to exploring all that Colorado has to offer!