National Weather Service Warns of Severe Tornado Threat

A nationwide storm system triggers severe weather alerts with potential tornadoes, hail, and damaging winds issued by the National Weather Service. Stay informed for safety.

A wide-ranging storm system is moving across the United States, bringing the threat of severe storms, flooding, and snow across central and eastern parts of the country. This storm system, which is expected to continue for the next several days, has prompted the National Weather Service to issue severe weather warnings and advisories. The greatest risk of severe thunderstorms is anticipated, with the potential for tornadoes, damaging winds, large hail, and heavy downpours. This storm system has been deemed as the highest risk of severe thunderstorms so far this year.

Severe Thunderstorm Watches and Impact Days

WESH 2 meteorologists have declared Wednesday as an Impact Day, as severe storms are possible in central Florida. The storm system is expected to arrive in the midday to late afternoon, bringing the potential for severe thunderstorms. Additionally, there may be a tornado or severe thunderstorm watch at some point in the afternoon for the Kansas City region. Today has been designated as a First Alert Weather Alert Day due to the risk of late afternoon and evening thunderstorms.

Threats and Impacts

  • The storm system moving across most of Oklahoma on Monday poses the threat of severe storms, with the potential for tornadoes and large hail.
  • This severe storm system arriving on Monday is expected to bring wind gusts exceeding 70 mph and hail ranging from golf ball to tennis ball-sized.
  • More than 50 million people across Texas to Virginia are under the threat of severe weather, including possible tornadoes and damaging winds.
  • This storm system is anticipated to bring downpours, strong winds, and hail, posing risks to affected regions.

The National Weather Service has issued warnings and advisories to alert the public to these severe weather conditions. It is important for individuals in the affected areas to stay informed and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety. Stay updated with live radar and the latest weather forecasts to stay prepared for the severe storms.

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