Chance for severe weather in the Stateline Wednesday afternoon, evening
May 18 2017 by Irving Hamilton
The storm threat won't totally clear from the area until around 4 a.m. Most days this week will feature severe weather somewhere over the Central states.
Dickinson County emergency management coordinator Mike Ehret said storm damage was limited to the western quarter of the county, where winds gusted in excess of 80 miles per hour.
We will have a break Wednesday afternoon before our next storm arrives. Expect scattered clouds, breezy conditions and temperatures warming into the 80s during the late morning hours.
"Very large hail, damaging winds and tornadoes, some strong, will all be possible", forecasters at the prediction center said.
In Wisconsin, Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald told several media that the tornado damaged the Prairie Lakes Estates trailer park north of Chetek. A cold front should move through East Texas on Sunday morning which will be the trigger for these storms. Many homes in the Plains are equipped with underground storm cellars, which provide an even greater degree of safety during threatening weather.
A thunderstorm capable of producing high winds and large hail threatened parts of southeast Lincoln early on Wednesday afternoon as residents braced for a second day of severe weather.
A chance of severe weather exists for the KVOE listening area late Tuesday afternoon into the evening.
The region could be in for more potentially damaging storms on Wednesday and Thursday.
More thunderstorms moving east-southeast out of Iowa will be moving into southern Wisconsin and northern IL later this evening.
There remains a chance for a few storms to develop before 3 AM across far northern Iowa.
Keep up with radar trends through the WBRC First Alert Weather app, especially if you are attending one of the many outdoor events.