Day of weather brings the Probability of tornadoes

The National Weather Service forecast for the afternoon and evening of May 2 noted "Severe thunderstorms are expected across parts of the southern and central Plains into the middle Mississippi Valley this afternoon into tonight". Thursday and Friday will be days with temperatures near 90 degrees for much of the Northeast, with more daily record highs possible.

4-Moderate (red) - Moderate risk - An area where widespread severe weather with several tornadoes and/or numerous severe thunderstorms is likely, some of which should be intense.

Even though the storms are over, a Wind Advisory remains in effect for all of central NY through 2 am Saturday.

The most likely time for violent storms, including tornadoes, is through 11 p.m. local time on Wednesday.

Oklahoma is officially in the midst of tornado season as the first twister of the year was reported Tuesday and severe storms spawned at least three tornadoes on Wednesday.

Strong wind gusts and large hail were also reported with the storms, which spanned from Texas to Kansas.

One of the most infamously tornadic locations in the US has had two back-to-back events this century.

In the Bronzeville neighborhood, a large apartment building just north of Washington Park, at 51st Street and King Drive, was damaged by high winds, according to a Chicago Fire Department tweet. Deep-layer shear and lapse rates become weaker with eastward extent and any severe threat should remain limited in areal coverage. This means that a few more storms could be strong to severe, more numerous in central Missouri.

Most of the KGOU listening area will have a chance for tornadoes tomorrow.

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday: Sunny, high near 67. North wind 5 to 10 miles per hour. Lows will settle to the low 60s for most areas by morning.

The mid 70s-low 80s for highs and lows in the 50s will be consistent Saturday through next Wednesday with a small chance for a shower/storm Saturday night into early Sunday morning mainly north of I-70.

High pressure returns on Saturday, forecasters said.

  • Leroy Wright