Severe Weather Forecast: Outbreak of Severe Storms and Tornadoes Possible Through Early Next Week

An outbreak of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes could occur from this weekend through early next week as a potent storm system slowly pushes east across the nation. Locations from the Plains into the Mississippi Valley, Ohio Valley and parts of the South could see severe weather on one or multiple days. 

This widespread threat of severe weather begins Saturday in the Plains. If you are in one of regions affected, be sure you have a plan to get the latest weather information multiple times a day. The specific forecasts for each day are below.

Saturday

Background

Saturday’s Thunderstorm Outlook

Saturday's Thunderstorm Outlook

  • Threat area: Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop along the dryline late in the day (a kind of front that differentiates between moist air to the east and dry air to the west) from western Texas northward into Oklahoma, Kansas eastern Nebraska and southeast South Dakota.
  • Hazards: Regions illustrated in red within the inset map (right) should prepare for large hail, damaging winds and isolated tornadoes.
  • Cities: Abilene, Texas | Oklahoma City | Wichita, Kan.

Sunday

Background

Sunday’s Thunderstorm Outlook

Sunday's Thunderstorm Outlook

Monday

Background

Monday’s Thunderstorm Outlook

Monday's Thunderstorm Outlook

Tuesday

Background

Tuesday’s Thunderstorm Outlook

Tuesday's Thunderstorm Outlook

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