Severe weather outbreak predicted in Oklahoma, Kansas

Severe weather outbreak predicted in Oklahoma, Kansas

Severe weather outbreak predicted in Oklahoma, Kansas

While we've had scattered storms overnight thinking is as the day progresses it becomes more isolated.

However, the worst of the severe storms are targeting areas thought of as being in the heart of tornado alley, such as the Texas Panhandle, much of Oklahoma and Kansas.

Portions of western Arkansas face a slight risk for weather to turn severe Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service. Northeastern Iowa and southwestern Wisconsin are under the bulls-eye for a severe weather threat, with damaging wind, large hail, and a few tornadoes all possible.

"We expect numerous thunderstorms to develop through the afternoon hours and into the evening, with several strong to significantly severe thunderstorms developing across the area", Kurtz said. The storm will be capable of producing very large hail, tornadoes, damaging wind and flooding, according to the National Weather Service.

The pinwheeling storm bringing the snow is also helping to draw a rich plume of moisture northward from the Gulf of Mexico, providing the fuel needed for severe thunderstorms to develop all the way from Texas to Vermont.

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He said make sure now that you have some form of weather information, such as a weather app on a phone or a weather radio that can keep you up to date in real time.

Of the different modes of severe weather, there is a higher risk of tornadoes than there has been as of late.

In eastern Nebraska, winds damaged homes, farms and businesses and left thousands of people without electricity. The highest threat for heavy rain will generally be south of USA 36.

The high Friday will be around 79 degrees. In the flash flood watch area, two to four inches of rain fell Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, with another one to two inches of rain possible tonight. There will be an east wind around 9 miles per hour. The risk of severe storms is enhanced in the Oklahoma City area, as well as in northeastern and southwestern Oklahoma. The high winds during a tornado can rip a mobile home, which frequently would not have a foundation, from its moorings.

Sunday will be sunny with a high of 70, the weather service said.

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