Sunday, May 27, 2012

Severe Storms, Tornadoes Likely Central Plains This Afternoon & Evening...

Severe thunderstorms are forecast to develop across the central and northern Plains later this afternoon and into this evening. The highest risk of severe storms will reside within the lavender and red shaded and black hatched areas on the above image.  

Very lage hail in excess of 2 inches in diameter, damaging thunderstorm winds and tornadoes are all possible with severe storms in this region.

Thunderstorms are forecast to develop along a dryline/frontal boundary feature near the Western edge of the outlook area by mid to late afternoon and progress East/Northeastward into this evening.

A more isolated severe threat is possible further South along the dryline in the brown shaded area from western Oklahoma into the Texas Panhandle region and southwest Texas.  Even though storms in this region will be more isolated, they will pose a significant severe weather threat to the affected areas.

If you live in any of the above mentioned regions, please remain alert this afternoon and evening.  Listen to NOAA Weather Radio, local media or another trusted source for the latest information, forecasts and possible warnings.  Be sure to identify your best sheltering option ahead of time, especially if you are in an unfamiliar area for holiday weekend activities.  

Be sure to check the Severe Weather Homepage on our sister site for the latest information throughout the day as well.  The new regional radar images are now up for your use/enjoyment!

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