Severe storms, flooding expected to hit central U.S., travel disruption in the anvil

 Tuesday, April 30, 2019 


Several downpours and severe weather is expected in the central U.S. as the calendar moves from April to May. It might lead to excessive amounts of rainfall, flooding and travel disruption from central and eastern Texas to eastern Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, southern Wisconsin and into the Lower Peninsula of Michigan.




Ample moisture surging northward from the Gulf of Mexico will link up with storm systems emerging from the Rockies to produce rounds of downpours.





The storms should move slightly east on Wednesday and feature damaging winds, hail, isolated tornadoes. Severe storms are expected to continue on Wednesday from Texas up through Missouri.




Flood alerts have been issued today from Texas to Illinois, which could see up to 5 inches of rain in some parts.




On Monday, Storms in Texas and Kansas ripped off the power lines and produced hail larger than golf balls, while snow fell from Colorado to the Dakotas to Minnesota, which saw more than 15 inches in some parts.





The greatest flood risk may focus on a swath of the South Central U.S. states from near the Dallas-Forth Worth Metroplex to near Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Fort Smith, Arkansas, Tuesday into Wednesday.




Other cities which are at risk for at least localized flash flooding and travel disruptions include Oklahoma City; Kansas City and Springfield, Missouri; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Chicago; and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.





Flight delays, travel disruption in the anvil.





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