Severe weather was announced for this weekend across the central U.S. Two-thirds of the country will be affected.
Tornadoes, large hail and damaging winds are expected. The most significant threat for tornadoes was for central Nebraska. The Northern Plains, Mid-Atlantic and Texas are also under severe storm watches. An enhanced risk for severe storms on Saturday has been extended to a larger part of the state. More than 50 million people could be affected, according to the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center. Much of the western half of the state is under an “enhanced” risk for these types of weather events.
"Damaging winds and large hail will be the primary threats with the strongest storms, with a few tornadoes also possible," the agency said in a statement. Most of East Texas is under an Enhanced Risk for severe storms Saturday with the main threats being high straight line winds. On Sunday, the storm system is expected to continue east, targeting Midwest states such as Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. heavy rainfall will cause flooding concerns, especially near area creeks, rivers and lakes. However clearing skies are expected Sunday afternoon. Forecasters are also tracking another system that could bring more strong storms and heavy rain on Tuesday.