Severe thunderstorms will ignite from western Texas to Minnesota and Wisconsin on Saturday with elevated violent storm risks centered on Nebraska and portions of Colorado, Iowa and Kansas. As a storm system pushes eastward from the Rockies and into a zone of warm and more humid air over the Plains, it will fuel strong to locally severe thunderstorms Saturday morning over the northern Plains.
Cities at risk for dangerous weather conditions Saturday into Saturday night include Omaha, Nebraska; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Des Moines, Iowa; and Wichita, Kansas. Severe storms may reach part of the metro areas of Denver and Minneapolis as well.The threat of severe weather on Saturday is higher than what has occurred elsewhere across the nation this week.
The storms could threaten Saturday afternoon and evening play at the 2014 College World Series in Omaha. As with any thunderstorm, lightning will pose the greatest danger to those outdoors. During this particular event, winds from the storms may not only bring risks to high profile vehicles but also may down trees and power lines. Hail may be large enough to break windows, destroy crops and damage roofs. Enough rain may fall to cause incidents of flash flooding.
The first stages of severe thunderstorm development Saturday could also yield isolated tornadoes in parts of Nebraska, northeastern Colorado, southeastern South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota.
#Tornado near Wilcox, #Nebraska. Taken tonight by Chris Sheen. #EpicEarth
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Another shot of the #tornado tonight near Wilcox, #Nebraska. By Chris Sheen. #EpicEarth