Looming Severe Weather Threat As We Move Into the Weekend

A storm system is making its way throughout the central U.S, and by the weekend, it will be out of the northern Rockies. What does this mean for the Midwestern region? It means that there will be an outbreak of severe weather on Sunday, and this could pose a risk of a couple tornadoes in portions of the northern and central plains to the Upper Midwest.

If you live in this area, you will most definitely want to stay informed on this situation, especially if you have holiday weekend festivities to attend to. As well as the threat of tornadoes being spawned from this system, there is also a risk of very severe weather, including damaging straight line winds, large hail, flash flooding, and frequent lightning.

On Sunday afternoon, the risks of stormy weather will extend from the central and northeastern regions of Nebraska to eastern South Dakota, and even western and central Minnesota. After the daytime hours have passed, the risk of severe weather will then shift farther southeast and will extend from central and eastern Kansas to eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

The major cities that are expected to be hit the hardest by this system are Sioux Falls, Des Moines, Omaha, Kansas City, La Crosse, and Minneapolis. The threat for potential tornadoes will be at its peak as the severe weather threat commences on Sunday afternoon, according to a senior Meteorologist with the AccuWeather team. The threat will mainly be from eastern Nebraska and western Iowa into Minnesota. This cell will shift into more of a straight-line wind threat overnight on Sunday.

On Labor Day, the weather will again shift to the east and can affect Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, and Indiana. They can expect locally heavy thunderstorms. The outbreak of severe weather could possibly rival the incidence that occurred on June 16th, when there were more than 500 reported incidents of severe weather, including several dozen tornadoes throughout the United States.


It is important to stay aware of the weather in your area, and make sure to check your local weather authority or the Weather Channel and AccuWeather for updates on the weather in your area.