Severe weather is threatening Labor Day weekend activities for many across the North Central U.S. states this evening.
The outbreak of violent storms is expected to bring the threat of damaging winds, flooding downpours, large hail and some tornadoes.
The greatest risk for tornado development is in the late afternoon and early evening hours, with the highest risk area situated around eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. Cities of Grand Island, Omaha and Pilger, Nebraska, as well as Sioux City, Iowa, are located in this zone. Pilger was the site of the deadly twin tornadoes from earlier this summer.
The storm system is expected to push east later Sunday and will affect cities including Minneapolis, Minnesota; Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Kansas City, Missouri; and Topeka, Kansas.
UPDATES (All times listed in Central time)
6:28 p.m. CDT Sunday: Winds gusts of up to 70 mph estimated eight miles east of Glasco, Kansas, reports NWS trained spotter
<6:25 p.m. CDT Sunday:
Dark clouds south of Sioux City. #kelowx pic.twitter.com/5ertJzRhFi— Anna Peters (@KELOannap) August 31, 2014
6:06 p.m. CDT Sunday: Quarter-sized hail in David City, Nebraska, law enforcement reports.
5:56 p.m. CDT Sunday: Flash flooding in Beloit, Kansas, law enforcement reports. Highways 24 and 14 have water over the road.
5:45 p.m. CDT Sunday: Wind gusts of up to 65 mph estimated near Glasco, Kansas, reports NWS trained spotter.
5:33 p.m. CDT Sunday: Tennis ball-sized hail near Beloit Kansas, local law enforcement reports.
5:16 p.m. CDT Sunday:
Radar indicating some rotation near Shickley, #Nebraska. Keep a close eye on storm as it moves ENE. #newx #tornado pic.twitter.com/pLJpF9ryEE— Mike Smith (@USWeatherExpert) August 31, 2014
4:38 p.m. CDT Sunday: Quarter-sized hail in Shickley, Nebraska, reports NWS trained spotter.
4:22 p.m CDT Sunday: Golf ball-sized hail in Glen Elder, KS , reports law enforcement.
4:18 p.m. CDT Sunday:
Ping pong ball size hail was reported in Nelson, NE at 358 pm. #LargeHail— NWS Hastings (@NWSHastings) August 31, 2014