Violent thunderstorms will continue to develop from southeastern Kansas to northern Illinois and neighboring Wisconsin through this afternoon with parts of the southern Plains also becoming threatened.
The nation's midsection has already become the target of strong thunderstorms today--well before the afternoon commenced and daytime heating destabilized the atmosphere.
Winds estimated between 65 and 70 mph blew some shingles off a roof outside of Des Moines, Iowa, this morning. Meanwhile, golf ball-sized hail slammed an area near Brooks, Wis.
As the afternoon progresses, more powerful thunderstorms will erupt from southeastern Kansas to northern Illinois and neighboring Wisconsin.
Cities at risk for these violent thunderstorms include Kansas City, Mo., Cedar Rapids and Davenport, Iowa, and Rockford, Ill.
This afternoon started with thunderstorms rattling Chicago with strong thunderstorms to follow for tonight.
Spotty, yet violent thunderstorms will also erupt from southeastern Kansas to central Texas--including Dallas and San Antonio--this afternoon.
Through the overnight hours, the severe weather threat will transition farther south and east into northern Arkansas, southern Missouri, southern Illinois and Indiana.
The thunderstorms tonight will endanger Fayetteville, Ark., Springfield and St. Louis, Mo., Mt. Vernon and Springfield, Ill., and Lafayette, Ind.
The strongest thunderstorms into tonight will unleash damaging winds, hail and flooding downpours.
A tornado touching down and causing destruction cannot be ruled out, especially across far southeastern Iowa and central Illinois.
Following a blustery and chilly weekend, temperatures will once again take a tumble across the northeastern United States during the first half of this week.
Several storms will bring periods of rain and gusty winds to the west coast of the United States this week, and Southern California will not be excluded from rainfall this time.
A strengthening tropical cyclone will unleash heavy rain and strong winds on areas from western Myanmar to northeast India and Bangladesh this week.
Flooding downpours and thunderstorms will target a part of the central United States at midweek.
Dry weather set to dominate the southern United States into November will only worsen the already extreme drought conditions.
The changing of the seasons will bring beneficial rainfall to northern Brazil, a region that has experienced severe drought over the past several years.
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