Published: Mon, May 20, 2019

Hot Today, Severe Storms Saturday

Hot Today, Severe Storms Saturday

Most of the atmosphere remains quiet this evening.

Storms are set to sweep across parts of North and Central Texas, with forecasters warning of strong winds and pingpong ball-sized hail.

The bigger story will be the temperature drop for Friday. Expect temperatures to drop into the mid to upper 60s by morning.

The MCS that rolled across the area has now moved well south.

Today: Mostly cloudy; strong/severe aftn/evening storms. Some storms will be severe.

Until further notice, police said the only two points of entrance and exit to the affected area are at 22nd and Bradford and 22nd and Poe. If you're out at the track, more rain is moving in from the southwest through the early afternoon.

Some areas could see more than half a foot of rain, especially in the Plains, with flash flooding and river flooding expected. Storms could bring additional rains through the end of the work week, according to the weather service.

Steady rain with some storms is now pushing through southeast Wisconsin. Note below the Risk of Severe Storms continues Sunday over northeast IL into northwest Indiana. Good afternoon sunshine would increase our chance for storms. Heavy rainfall caused damage on the North Side, including downed trees on cars and blocked streets.

We will see periods of showers and thunderstorms through the day. Breezy. Overnight storms possible. The first arrives Thursday morning between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. with the second possible this evening.

A major severe weather outbreak got underway on Friday across parts of the Plains with 31 reported tornadoes in four states (Nebraska, Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas).

Meanwhile, partly sunny and low to mid 70s on tap for today with gusty winds picking up in the afternoon SSW 7-17 miles per hour gusting to 25 miles per hour. The tornado risk is low.

At the time of this update, scattered showers and storms were impacting portions of west Alabama but as expected, much of this wet weather is struggling to hold together.

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