Tomorrow features a risk of severe weather essentially where Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Arkansas all come together. While an isolated tornado can not be ruled out, the main risks look to be from damaging wind and large hail. Tuesday looks to be the beginning of what could be a very active convective weather period. This would stretch from the Great Lakes all the way down through the mid-South.

Wednesday will offer a damaging wind risk in the lower Great Lakes region. The calm before the storm will be on Thursday. Friday and Saturday could easily feature multiple episodes of severe thunderstorms across the Southern Plains, and into the Ark-La-Tex region, along with Mississippi. Right now, all modes of severe weather is on the table (Damaging Wind, Large Hail, Tornadoes). A secondary risk of flash flooding is possible as well.

Some areas in the Central Plains to the Mid-South could receive well over four to five inches of rain during the next seven days. Make sure you have multiple ways of receiving severe weather information during this active week ahead.

Jim Martin – Forecaster