Tornadoes & severe storms likely over the next couple of days

The next couple of days will be busy severe weather days from the Plains to the Mississippi Valley and Deep South. Severe storms will be capable of producing tornadoes, damaging winds, and large hail. The severe threat today exists from the Midwest and the Great Plains down into the Southern Plains and South with storms expected to fire up this afternoon and evening and move from west to east across the severe risk area. There is a moderate (level 4/5 – red) and enhanced (3/5 – orange) severe risk across the Midwest and parts of the Great Plains and an enhanced severe risk in northern and central Texas. A slight (2/5 – yellow) and marginal (1/5 – dark green) severe risk extends into the Mid-South and South.

All modes of severe weather are possible including tornadoes. The highest odds of tornadoes are across Iowa, eastern Nebraska, northeastern Missouri, and southern Minnesota. A few strong tornadoes are possible in this area.

The severe threat continues on Wednesday across the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley extending into the Mid-South and Deep South. There is an enhanced (3/5 – orange) severe risk from the Deep South and Lower Mississippi Valley to the Mid-Mississippi Valley extending into the Midwest. A slight (2/5 – yellow) and marginal (1/5 – dark green) severe risk extends into the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys and Great Lakes. Storms will be ongoing during the morning hours with new, stronger convection firing up late morning into the afternoon hours continuing into the evening. Storms fire up this afternoon and evening and move from west to east across the severe risk area.

All modes of severe weather are possible including tornadoes. The highest odds of tornadoes are across central and southern Illinois and Indiana extending south into Louisiana and Mississippi. A few strong tornadoes are possible in this area.

If you live in or near the severe risk areas, make sure you have reliable weather sources to receive weather warnings from and have a plan in place in case a warning is issued for your area.