Friday, June 15, 2012

Another High Plains Severe Threat Today...

Severe thunderstorms will develop across the high plains of the central and northern U.S. again this afternoon and into this evening.  The highest risk for severe weather is generally within the yellow shaded area on the above image.

Large hail and damaging wind gusts will be the primary threats in this region, although an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out.

Elsewhere, strong to locally severe storms are possible across a broad region of the central third of the U.S., as well as portions of central and southern Florida.  This threat generally applies to the brown shaded areas on the image below:

In these areas, most of the storms will stay below severe levels, however a few may produce hail and/or wind gusts at or near severe limits during the peak heating hours of mid to late afternoon through mid-evening.

If you live in the severe weather threat areas for today, please remain alert and be prepared to move to a safe location if threatening weather is observed or a warning is issued.

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