Severe Weather to Strike Central U.S. Through Early Part of the Week

The base of a large tornado that touched down in northeastern Colorado on Saturday evening. (PHOTO CREDIT: Reed Timmer)
The base of a large tornado that touched down in northeastern Colorado on Saturday evening. (PHOTO CREDIT: Reed Timmer)

Several rounds of severe weather will again ignite across the central United States through Monday night.

The same system that triggered severe thunderstorms with tornadoes and large hail in Colorado on Saturday will progress eastward early this week.

The severe weather threat zone is forecast to migrate slowly eastward into Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and eastern Texas Monday afternoon.

All modes of severe weather will be possible during Monday afternoon and into Monday night.

“The storms will bring the potential for frequent lightning strikes, flash flooding and a few isolated tornadoes, along with the ongoing risks of large hail and damaging wind gusts,” according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.

Anyone taking part in outdoor activities are warned to take shelter indoors at the first clap of thunder. So far this year, lightning fatalities are the highest they have been since 2001.

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SOURCE: AccuWeather, Renee Duff