First tornado of the year touches down Tuesday, more tornadoes reported Wednesday

First tornado of the year touches down Tuesday, more tornadoes reported Wednesday

In all, the severe weather is threatening 40 million Americans across the United States, CBS News reported. A severe storm typically brings strong winds that can cause significant damage to structures, hail and the chance of tornadoes.

1-Marginal (dark green) - Marginal risk - An area of severe storms of either limited organization and longevity, or very low coverage and marginal intensity.

On Friday, there is now a marginal risk for severe weather.

Some 32 tornadoes have been reported in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Missouri since Tuesday, said meteorologist Patrick Marsh at the NWS's storm prediction center in Norman, Oklahoma.

Wichita and most of Kansas escaped the worst of nature's wrath on Wednesday, with storms delivering welcome rain but only scattered small hail and a couple of weak tornadoes.

The menace for big hail, damaging winds, tornadoes, and flooding shifts barely east, stretching from north-central Texas to Iowa and IL. High Wind Warning is in effect until 6 AM for the SGF Metro and surrounding counties as gusts to 60-70 miles per hour are expected.

The main threat with the line of storms will be damaging winds.

The risk of severe thunderstorms is forecast to extend from near the Big Bend area of Texas to northwestern IL and the southwestern corner of Wisconsin at midweek.

Vicious thunderstorms impacted parts of the Plains Wednesday, sparking over 200 reports of severe weather.

Saturday, it will be sunny with a high near 83, and a west northwest wind of 3 to 5 miles per hour, the weather service said.

Mon: High: 80 Low: 55 Partly cloudy.

Today: Mostly to partly cloudy, breezy, warm. Wind: SW/NW 10-15. Low: 53. If this trend continues, then Shreveport-Bossier and the rest of the I-20 corridor's rain chances will have to be increased.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

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