Another round of severe weather is expected over portions of the Northen Plains and Northern Mississippi Valley starting Wednesday, July 6 through Thursday, July 7 and Friday, July 8, 2016. Residents should prepare for heavy rain, damaging winds, large hail, isolated tornadoes and possible flash flooding.
The multi-day threat for severe weather can be attributed to several systems riding along the northern tier of the U.S., according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski. Storms will likely be most active during the late afternoon and evening hours.
On Wednesday, July 6, violent storms will focus on portions of South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa. On Thursday, July 7, they are expected to move through Minnesota and Iowa before shifting eastward through Wisconsin and Illinois Thursday night local time.
Categorical outlook valid 12:00 UTC on July 6 - 12:00 UTC on July 7, 2016.
AccuWeather meteorologists warn strong thunderstorm wind gusts capable of damage to trees and power lines could target cities such as Omaha, Nebraska, Kansas City, Missouri, Minneapolis, Des Moines, Iowa, Madison, Wisconsin, and Chicago. Flash and urban flooding will be possible, especially in locations that have already been hit by heavy storms one or more times this week.
On Friday, July 8, areas from the Great Lakes to the lower Ohio Valley could face the threat for storms to re-fire and become severe. Isolated severe storms could extend as far west as the mid-Mississippi Valley.
Categorical outlook valid 12:00 UTC on July 7 - 12:00 UTC on July 8, 2016.
Categorical outlook valid 12:00 UTC on July 8 - 12:00 UTC on July 9, 2016.
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