Severe Thunderstorm Warning Update
Severe Thunderstorm Warning Update: Storms are starting to happen more often in the US and that’s a cause for concern. With major storms like Hurricane Harvey, the number of tornadoes has been reported to increase. Luckily, thanks to an app called TornadoMapper, weather forecasts can help you prepare.
More details Severe Thunderstorm Warning Update
The National Weather Service has issued tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings for portions of the state of Missouri but they have now expired. The storms that were originally warned for had weakened and moved out of the area.
NWS Meteorologist Scott Brown said, “The tornadoes that were initially warned for this afternoon didn’t form as expected and weakened quickly. Parts of southeast Missouri are still under a tornado watch so things could change but at this point it looks like there won’t be any tornadoes.”
Storms Fire in Area
The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for portions of northeastern Iowa and northwestern Illinois until 12:15 a.m. CDT. A severe thunderstorm warning is in effect until 10:00 p.m. CDT for much of the same area. Tornado watches are also in effect until 9:15 p.m. CDT for eastern Nebraska and northwestern Kansas, southwestern Missouri, and northeastern Oklahoma.
This week’s storms come after two days of significant weather across much of the Midwest and Plains states this week. A cold front pushed through the region on Tuesday and Wednesday, leading to an extended period of showers and thunderstorms across many parts of the region through Thursday night into Friday morning.
Those storms produced damaging winds and hail in some areas, as well as some major flooding along rivers and creeks throughout the Midwest this week\u2014and that’s not all!
The severe weather Threat Index from the Storm Prediction Center (SPC) is listed at high risk for this weekend across much of the Plains states including Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming\u2014meaning that there is an increased likelihood for damaging winds, large hail events, and torn
The tornado warning for Cooke County has expired, according to the National Weather Service. The warning was originally issued at 4:54 p.m. and expired at 6:15 p.m. Tornado watches are still in effect for Rains County and Tillman County.
According to the National Weather Service, tornado and severe thunderstorm warnings for portions of the Midwestern United States have expired.
These warnings were in effect due to storms that swept through parts of Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee on Saturday. No tornadoes have been confirmed as a result of these storms.
However, winds gusting over 100 mph are possible with these types of storms. If you live in an area where a tornadic storm is possible, it is advised that you take cover immediately if severe weather alerts are issued.