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Two separate systems will bring severe storms to the US over the next few days, with threats including tornadoes, damaging winds, hail, and even flooding.
Roughly 40 million people from Ohio to Connecticut are under the threat of severe storms beginning Sunday afternoon.
A Level 3 out of 5 risk for severe storms exists across eastern Ohio to northern Pennsylvania including Pittsburgh.
Major cities including New York and Philadelphia will also have a chance for severe weather Sunday, when there is a Level 1 of 5 risk for severe storms.
By Monday and Tuesday, a new system will take shape across the Central US bringing the threat of severe storms from Texas to South Dakota.
A Level 3 out of 5 risk for severe storms is possible in western Oklahoma and northern Texas.
Even before the storms begin, winds will be gusting up to 45 mph from western Nebraska down through the panhandle of Texas.
The most concentrated corridor for severe weather on Tuesday, especially for hail and tornadoes, is expected over southern Iowa and Missouri during the mid-afternoon and early evening.


Over the next few days, the US will be threatened by two distinct systems of severe storms that could bring hail, damaging winds, tornadoes, and even flooding.

Beginning Sunday afternoon, severe storms could affect about 40 million people, spanning from Ohio to Connecticut. From eastern Ohio to northern Pennsylvania, including Pittsburgh, there is a Level 3 out of 5 risk for severe storms. There is a Level 1 of 5 risk for severe storms on Sunday, which means that major cities like New York and Philadelphia could potentially experience severe weather.

A new system is expected to develop over the Central US by Monday and Tuesday, posing a threat of severe storms from Texas to South Dakota.

Mostly on Monday evening and overnight, there is a chance of damaging winds, big hail, and a few tornadoes. In western Oklahoma and northern Texas, there is a Level 3 out of 5 risk of severe storms. That region is surrounded by a larger Level 2 of 5 risk, which also includes Oklahoma City, Wichita, and Kansas City.

On Monday afternoon, the storms intensify and continue to move eastward into the evening.

Make sure you can receive weather alerts before going to bed because these areas are likely to experience overnight storms. According to research, tornadoes occur more than twice as often at night as during the day. Because nocturnal tornadoes are hard to see in the dark, people who are sleeping might not be aware that danger is imminent.

Up to 45 mph wind gusts are predicted from western Nebraska through the Texas Panhandle even prior to the arrival of storms.

The threat of a severe storm moves from southern Wisconsin to Louisiana on Tuesday. Although hail and an isolated tornado are not completely out of the question, damaging winds will be the main threat. Tuesday’s most concentrated area of severe weather, with the highest likelihood of hail and tornadoes, is predicted to pass over southern Iowa and Missouri in the middle of the afternoon and early evening.

Moreover, both systems will raise the issue of flooding. Due to an exceptionally wet April, the main area of concern for Sunday is across Pennsylvania, where the ground is already soaked. With 7.50 inches of precipitation so far this April, Pittsburgh, for instance, is experiencing its third-wettest April ever. 8 points 11 inches is the record from 1901. One to two inches is predicted for Pittsburgh and a large portion of western Pennsylvania, which would be sufficient to break the record.

There’s a chance of heavy rain on Monday from northern Texas to North Dakota. The Midwest is primarily at risk of flooding by Tuesday as the majority of the moisture moves eastward.

Even before the next round of rain arrives, more than a dozen river gauges in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Fort Wayne, Indiana, are already at minor flood stage due to this month’s abundance of rain.

Through Wednesday, widespread rainfall totals from Nebraska to Wisconsin will range from one to three inches.

This article was aided by CNN meteorologist Caitlin Kaiser.

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