Published April 29, 2013
There is the potential for locally damaging thunderstorms from Monday through Tuesday from portions of Kansas to part of southern Wisconsin.
Cities that can be hit by one or more thunderstorms and the potential for severe weather include Kansas City and St. Joseph, Mo., Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Madison, Wis., and Rockford, Ill.
The greatest threats from the storms throughout the region are damaging wind gusts, large hail, flash and urban flooding and frequent lightning strikes.
Where the storms repeat, there is an elevated risk of flooding.
A couple of the strongest storms can also produce a tornado.
Storms will be much more spotty in nature farther southwest over southwestern and central Kansas. Generally these storms will hold off until Tuesday but can still become severe.
The storms are firing along a developing push of colder air that will sweep southward to Texas this week but will only crawl eastward.
As a result, some locations from Kansas to northwestern Missouri, southeastern Nebraska, Iowa and southern Wisconsin will be under the risk from severe storms through Tuesday.
The bulk of the rain through Tuesday will fall north of the Illinois River and south of the Red River of the North, two rivers which have been hit by flooding recently.