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Midwest Storms Causing Flood Problems

7 Sep 2020, 2:00 pm

With ongoing storms in the Ohio Valley this Labor Day Monday, we are looking at the potential to see some isolated strong to severe storms through tonight from the Ohio Valley into the lower Missouri Valley. As a cold front stalls out in the Ohio Valley thunderstorms may run into regions with high CAPE (Convective Available Potential Energy) and instability and produce some marginally severe hail and strong wind gusts. The window for severe weather is narrow.

Severe Outlook

However, such strong storms have dropped high amounts of rain over the past 12 hours or so, and that’s prompted flash flood and flood warnings around the Cleveland area in Ohio.  There is the potential for heavy rain to continue along a general line, and radiating outward north and south thereof, from Kansas City, to Peoria, to Indianapolis, to Columbus, OH through tonight.

Excessive Rain Outlook

Strong instability with today’s forecast will allow for severe storms to develop south of the cold front. This is where we will likely see isolated severe storms.

Severe Risks

Severe risk will include marginally severe hail and some strong wind gusts.


The timing of today’s storms will be later this afternoon into tonight. Over the next 24-36 hours we could see some pretty high rainfall totals along the stalled out front as seen below, with Iowa seeing some of the highest totals.

Keep checking with WeatherNation for more updates on your Labor Day Severe storm chances.

About the author
Devon is a native of Macomb in Western, Illinois but has made his travels across the country from Las Vegas to Washington, D.C.  with stops in Tulsa, Little Rock, Kansas City, and Salt Lake City.  His passion for weather developed at an early age and can be traced back to when he was 5 years old and dressed up as a walking tornado for Halloween.  His college education came through the Universit... Load Morey of Oklahoma where he completed his B.S. in meteorology with a minor in math.   Devon has been through weather extremes from 110°+ heat in Las Vegas, to 3 feet of snow in Washington, D.C. where in his first winter experienced the all-time record snowfall for the season (winter of 2009/2010)!  He’s also chased tornadoes in Oklahoma and saw his very first off of I-70 on the front range of Colorado.

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