There is a chance of dangerous storms in the Midwest early this week

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An unseasonably warm weekend will help prime the atmosphere for damaging storms early next week.
This is a classic springtime setup for Texas and Oklahoma where severe weather activity typically peaks in May, but both April and June are very active months.
Oklahoma City, Fort Worth, Wichita, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri, are just a few areas that could have damaging storms roaring through after dark.
The best way to stay safe during a nocturnal tornado threat is to have multiple ways to receive severe weather warnings.
Severe thunderstorms early next week may also produce periods of heavy rainfall, which could lead to flooding issues.
North of the severe weather, heavy rain from the same storm system will drench a widespread area including the Dakotas and parts of the Midwest.
Gusty winds will also develop in areas west of the stormy weather early next week.
Frequent wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph in portions of the Rockies could cause damage to trees or power lines.


Early next week in the central United States, there is a chance of a widespread and severe thunderstorm threat that could endanger millions of people with tornadoes, hail, and strong winds.

While still a little hazy, the forecast will solidify over the weekend. However, a sizable chunk of the Midwest, Mississippi Valley, and Plains will need to closely monitor the weather on Monday and Tuesday.

The atmosphere will be set up for damaging storms early next week by this weekend’s unusually warm temperatures. Monday will be dangerous for regions from Texas to Iowa due to the combination of this warmth and a influx of humid air from the Gulf of Mexico.

The Storm Prediction Center reports that there is a Level 3 out of 5 risk of severe thunderstorms on Monday from northern Texas to southern Kansas.

Some parts of Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas are expected to see the onset of thunderstorms on Monday afternoon; however, the strongest storms with the most dangerous effects might not occur until the evening.

Storms, particularly those that develop later in the day, have the potential to produce tornadoes, damaging wind gusts, and hail that ranges in size from quarters to baseballs.

Oklahoma may present the biggest risk for tornadoes.

In Texas and Oklahoma, where severe weather activity usually peaks in May, this is a classic springtime setup. However, April and June are also very active months.

Parts of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, and Arkansas are expected to be affected by storms that are predicted to intensify and broaden until Monday night. Most of the Plains and a portion of the Mississippi Valley may see thunderstorm activity concurrently on Monday night.

Among the places where destructive storms could blow through after dark are Oklahoma City, Fort Worth, Wichita, Kansas, and Kansas City, Missouri. Tornadoes could arise from a few of these storms.

Even for those who are awake or awakened by warnings, it can be challenging to identify a tornado at night, which could result in a potentially fatal situation. According to a 2022 study, the likelihood of a tornado being deadly at night is twice that of a tornado occurring during the day.

Having several ways to receive severe weather warnings is the best way to stay safe when there is a risk of nighttime tornadoes. Make sure your smartphone is set to receive emergency alerts, at the very least. To avoid being caught off guard, charge your gadgets in advance and turn up the volume on your phone or alarm.

The strong storms from Monday night are expected to linger into Tuesday morning, but the precise location and strength of these storms will determine which areas will be at risk of dangerous storms throughout the rest of the day.

The course of Monday night will likely have a significant impact on Tuesday’s severe setup, but storms are likely to pass through more of the Mississippi Valley and the Midwest.

Similar to Monday’s storm, damaging wind gusts, hail, and perhaps tornadoes are expected to be the main threats with any storm on Tuesday.

Heavy rainfall periods could result from severe thunderstorms early next week, which could cause flooding problems.

The same storm system will dump a lot of rain on a large area north of the severe weather, covering the Dakotas and portions of the Midwest.

West of the stormy weather early next week, gusty winds are also expected to develop. In some areas of the Rockies, there are frequent wind gusts of 40 to 60 mph that could damage power lines or trees.

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