Published: Sun, May 06, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Area under severe weather watch

Area under severe weather watch

Damaging wind and hail are equal threats with tornadoes a secondary threat. When a Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued, 1-inch size hail and/or 58 mph+ wind gusts have been reported or detected by radar. All modes of severe weather are possible including isolated tornadoes once again. Thursday probably will be the last day of the severe weather outbreak. However, there is a much bigger chance for severe storms from dinnertime, onward. The NWS tweeted that there was a "moderate risk" of severe weather across the Great Plains that included the risk of strong storms that could also bring hail and more tornados.

From southeastern Nebraska to northwestern IL, the threats may be more from flash flooding, strong wind gusts and hail but a couple of tornadoes can not be ruled out. Highs reach the 70s, and it'll feel a touch humid. Threat should remain limited in space and time and a new watch is not expected at this time. "The overall threat of severe weather with this activity should decrease as it moves into western Arkansas". South wind 10 to 20 miles per hour becoming west after midnight.

Wednesday night, there will be a 40 percent chance of showers with a low of 59, according to the weather service. A weak front may attempt to back door the area in a weak northwest flow pattern Sunday night, but the only impact would be slightly lower temps than now advertised for Monday and Tuesday.

"Southern Nebraska, central Kansas, north-central Texas, and parts of Oklahoma will see heavy rainfall slowing planting progress the next few days", says Rob Miller, senior Accuweather meteorologist.

"Thunderstorms and significant rain are still in the forecast Thursday (May 3) through Saturday (May 5) when a series of low-pressure troughs and a cold front move across the state", according to LCRA meteorologist Bob Rose.

Thu: High: 78 Low: 57 Becoming mostly sunny, breezy.

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