WEDNESDAY: Atmosphere Recharges For Another Round


After an all-night round of strong to severe thunderstorms, a frontal boundary is expected to stall out somewhere over the Upper Midwest.  This will bring a chance for the atmosphere to destabilize once again on Wednesday and bring yet another threat of severe weather to the region.

As you can see in the graphic above, the Storm Prediction Center has posted a slight to moderate risk for much of the area.  The main focus is on areas of western Iowa and eastern Nebraska.  This is where storms may fire along a frontal boundary.  The primary threat is not for tornadoes, but development in this area and points further east into central and eastern Iowa could produce a few tornadoes.

day1probotlk_1200_windThe primary threat, as you can see in the graphic to the right, is the danger of strong, widespread, damaging winds.  A strong risk of such an event lies in the moderate risk area.  Again much of this hinges on what happens with the storms early this morning.  But at this time it appears there will be ample time for the atmosphere to prepare for another round of severe weather.

Our Ben McMillan will be out in the elements for a second straight day on Wednesday, and as he tracks the storm you can find his live video by going to our live coverage page.

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