Violent Storms to Threaten 1,200-Mile Swath of Central US Saturday


By Alex Sosnowski – AccuWeather

Another outbreak of severe storms, including tornadoes, that is forecast to begin on Friday will get up to full steam on Saturday over the Central states.

The risk of severe weather will stretch along a swath approximately 1,200 miles long.

According to AccuWeather Storm Warning Meteorologist Eddie Walker, severe storms will rake the Plains from near the borders of Canada to Mexico on Saturday into Saturday night.

The storms will affect areas from North Dakota and Minnesota to Texas.

“The entire gambit of severe weather is expected, with high wind gusts to 70 mph, very large hail, heavy rainfall and frequent cloud to ground lightning likely in the strongest storms,” Walker said.

“Although not as widespread or numerous last weekend, isolated tornadoes will also be possible,” Walker said.

People spending time outdoors or traveling across Interstate 10, I-20, I-40, I-70, I-80, I-90 and I-94 through…

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