Severe storms and tornadoes possible in nation's midsection

Barsaba Taglieri
Mag 17, 2017

That will be the next chance for strong to severe storms. This could lead to renewed river flooding and create flash flooding problems as the ground is still sopping wet from heavy rains last week. These storms could produce large hail, damaging winds, and a few tornadoes.

The best chances for severe weather will be from Del Rio to Rocksprings to Kerrville.

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is in effect until midnight that includes the Omaha, Council Bluffs, and Lincoln metro areas. As the storms move closer and move into the overnight timeframe, the potential for even stronger winds will increase as a cold front moves closer. Our eastern counties, including the Capital City, won't see the storms until the late evening hours. Tornadoes are most likely to develop in those areas, where forecasters have identified a moderate risk of severe weather.

As of 5:45 p.m. CDT Tuesday, a thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado is east of Canton, Wisconsin and it is moving east at 35 miles per hour toward Weyerhaeuser, Wisconsin. Other potential hazards include hail up to 4 inches in diameter and scattered damaging winds with gusts up to 75 miles per hour.

The National Weather Service issued tornado warnings Tuesday afternoon in the Texas Panhandle, southwest Kansas and northwest Wisconsin. Rain chances are also in the forecast for the weekend as a weak frontal boundary arrives by Sunday morning.

A severe thunderstorm watch will likely be issued later this evening. Wind: SW 20-30; gusty.

Keep it tuned for the latest weather updates.

A line of storms is expected to move through the area overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.

Saturday was another very pleasant day in Siouxland with highs generally in the low 80s.

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