Violent thunderstorms to put millions in Plains, midwestern US at risk this week
By By Alex Sosnowski, AccuWeather senior meteorologist.
July 06, 2016, 9:58:45 AM EDT
Multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms will threaten lives and property in parts of the Plains and midwestern United States during the middle and latter part of this week.
A series of storm systems will roll eastward along the northern tier of the U.S.
The storm systems will create a broad area of showers and thunderstorms over the northern and central Plains. At times, the thundery weather will extend into the Great Lakes and the Ohio Valley.
"On Wednesday and Wednesday night, the area of concern for severe weather looks most potent in portions of South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa and southern Minnesota," AccuWeather Storm Warning Meteorologist Alex Avalos said.
The strongest storms can bring damaging wind gusts, large hail, frequent lightning, flash flooding and perhaps a few tornadoes.
Some locations could be hit by severe storms during two days or nights in a row and two to three times this week.
A more general area of showers and thunderstorms will extend from the Great Lakes to parts of the Ohio and middle Mississippi valleys during Wednesday.
During Thursday, the caboose in this particular storm train will cause an area of strong to severe thunderstorms to re-fire from Minnesota to Nebraska and Kansas, before spreading eastward across the Midwest into Friday.
The storms later this week have the potential to be every bit as violent and cover more states farther east, when compared to storms through Wednesday.
Local commuters and those traveling long distances should be prepared for delays in the Midwest and a portion of the central Appalachians during the latter part of the week.
The most common threat will be for flash and urban flooding.
Strong to locally severe storms will take aim from Missouri and Illinois to Ohio and Michigan later this week and could impact the metro areas of Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Indianapolis, Detroit, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Pittsburgh.
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