NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — For the first time ever the Storm Prediction Center has highlighted eight straight days as having a risk for severe weather.
Multiple storm systems are expected to impact the lower 48 over the next eight days, bringing the chance for very large hail, damaging wind, and tornadoes.
The first round of severe weather will drop out of Missouri Tuesday night and is expected to impact Arkansas Wednesday.
The second round of storms will drop out of the Dakotas on Wednesday and swing into the Great Lakes area Thursday.
The third round will swing out of the Rockies Friday bringing the risk for large hail and tornadoes from Texas to Minnesota. This system remains over the Plains states Saturday transitioning to a damaging wind and tornado threat.
On Sunday, this risk moves into the Mississippi River Valley, primarily over Missouri and Arkansas. The greatest threat on Sunday will be for damaging straight line wind, although a few isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
A Fourth round of storms is expected to eject into the plains Monday & Tuesday bringing another opportunity for very large hail and tornadoes.
The Storm Prediction Center does not issue outlooks past eight days. Long range computer model guidance suggests that the severe weather threat will continue into the middle of next week so it possible more days will be highlighted for severe weather, primarily across the plains.