More than 40 million Americans at risk of severe weather

Cheryl Sanders
May 9, 2019

The 110 reports of severe weather on Monday, mostly from Kansas, included three tornadoes, baseball-sized hail and straight-line winds of 80 miles per hour. Isolated storms could produce rotation, but that threat is very low. The storm watch will affect parts of the Plains, the Midwest and the South this week.

The National Weather Service thinks the storms could be weakening as they move into Alabama on Thursday afternoon, with the parent storm system far away and to the north. Scattered showers and storms are expected throughout the morning hours across Western Kansas. Those storms could move our way by the evening with hail, winds and tornadoes possible. In many cases rivers are still on the rise and may not crest until late Thursday or Friday and with more rain on the menu, these crests could be extended into the weekend.

Heavy rain last week in Central Texas caused widespread street flooding and led to a series of high water rescues as motorists found themselves stranded in the rising water.

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