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At Least 1 Dead as Severe Storms, Tornadoes Hit US Midsection

17 Mai 2017

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It's another mild morning, skies have dried out overnight and skies will be partly sunny to start off the day. That sunshine will aid in the instability needed for the severe storms to develop later today.

Fri: High: 75 Low: 61 Occasional showers/storms. Thunderstorms continue across the northeast Permian Basin moving northeast at 40 miles per hour.

Forecasters said they expect storms to arrive in the area tonight after 7 p.m.

The National Weather Service's latest tracks of a Severe Thunderstorm, show it moving through Central City towards the Columbus area. Severe thunderstorms can and occasionally do produce tornadoes.&&OTHER WATCH INFORMATION.CONTINUE.WW 220.WW 221.WW 222.WW 224.WW 225.WW 226.WW 227.AVIATION.A few severe thunderstorms with hail surface and aloft to 2 inches.

The Storm Prediction Center says strong wind gusts and large, damaging hail are possible throughout the region. Wind: S 15-25; gusty.

AccuWeather reports following isolated damaging storms Monday night, there will be a heightened risk of risky storms across the central and southern Plains late Tuesday into Wednesday.

Clouds will be slow to burn off Tuesday, leading to mostly cloudy conditions and temperatures slightly cooler than Monday. Flash flooding is always a danger with torrential downpours from severe storms, so be alert in flood prone areas. The chance for large hail, high wind, and heavy rain will continue through the evening, tapering off overnight. Many homes in the Plains are equipped with underground storm cellars, which provide an even greater degree of safety during threatening 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.

At Least 1 Dead as Severe Storms, Tornadoes Hit US Midsection