Severe weather and snow possible in Kansas between now and Friday

Tornado forecast for 8 a.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday March 19-20 2020

Tornado forecast for 8 a.m. Thursday to 8 a.m. Friday March 19-20 2020

After that time the threat for severe weather should come to an end as the area of low pressure slides east of the region.

Video and pictures this morning show that these reported tornadoes brought damage to residential homes near Alvord, Texas. One is expected to take place in the afternoon, followed by a second round later in the evening into the overnight hours.

As of Wednesday morning, 11 states from California to Texas are under flood, snow and blizzard alerts.

The main threats today are likely to be large hail, damaging wind gusts, and torrential rain, but several tornadoes are possible. The latest outlook from the Storm Prediction Center has an enhanced risk for parts of east central and southeastern Nebraska - including both the Lincoln and Omaha metro areas - with a slight risk extending back towards Grand Island and Hastings.

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Skyvision Plus has the strongest storms firing up in the afternoon.

To the north of the severe weather and flooding, heavy snow and strong winds are expected today for Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska where blizzard conditions are possible with winds gusting to 50 miles per hour.

Some of that snow will move into the Upper Midwest and the northern Great Lakes, including the Twin Cities. Showers and storms become much more isolated but could still produce pockets of heavy rain.

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