Threatening Tornadoes in Central US Thunderstorm Outbreak

Severe thunderstorms threaten the central US with hail, wind, and tornadoes. Major cities at risk. National Weather Service issues alerts, urging residents to take precautions.

Millions of people across the central United States are bracing themselves for a potentially severe bout of thunderstorms early this week, which could bring damaging wind gusts, large hail, and even tornadoes. The most widespread area expected to be affected is a wide swath of the Midwest. These severe storms, which are predicted to start on Monday, will then move across parts of Illinois, Iowa, and other areas in the Plains. The setup for this severe weather is highly dangerous and is expected to start on Monday in the central and southern Plains, spreading over to the Midwest. Approximately 50 million Americans are at risk of experiencing severe thunderstorms from Nebraska to much of the Southern Plains and Midwest on Monday.

Storms Bring Threats of Hail, Wind, and Tornadoes

The upcoming severe storms in the central US are expected to unload large hail and potentially trigger tornadoes. The storm system is predicted to bring damaging wind gusts and large hail, with some hail potentially reaching the size of baseballs. This poses a significant threat to major cities in the Plains and Midwest. The high temperatures in the region are also contributing to the dangerous weather conditions. The next few days will see temperatures in the 80s, while strong storms are possible on Monday.

Severe Weather Alert and Precautions

The National Weather Service has issued thunderstorm alerts for the Plains and Midwest, warning of the potential for severe weather. Residents in the affected areas are advised to stay informed about the changing weather conditions and take necessary precautions to ensure their safety. It is crucial to watch out for the development of severe thunderstorms, damaging winds, hail, and the possibility of tornadoes. The threat of severe weather is particularly high on Monday night into early Tuesday in the northeast Oklahoma region.


  • A storm system moving across the central US will bring severe thunderstorms
  • Millions of people in the Midwest and Plains are at risk of hail, damaging winds, and tornadoes
  • The storms are predicted to start on Monday and possibly continue into Tuesday
  • Major cities in the affected regions should prepare for potential hail and wind damage
  • The National Weather Service has issued severe weather alerts
  • Residents are urged to stay informed and take necessary precautions for their safety

The Weather Channel,
Journal & Courier

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