Severe Storm Warning Across Much of the US, Weather Agency Warns

At the start of the week, a powerful storm system is predicted to move over most of the nation, posing a threat of severe thunderstorms, giant hail, and powerful tornadoes.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), a powerful storm is moving over the eastern and central United States, with few regions expected to be spared.

The storm released thunderstorms and floods in California on Saturday, and they persisted into Sunday. On Monday and Tuesday, it will continue to move across the nation, threatening the central and eastern United States.

According to the NWS, all forms of severe weather will be possible.

The warning on Sunday morning said that the regions most prone to severe weather on Monday include southeastern Kansas, central Missouri, and southern Illinois, as well as central and eastern Oklahoma. On Tuesday, the threat of severe weather moves into the mid-Atlantic states, including portions of Tennessee and the Ohio Valley area.

According to the NWS, tornadoes and giant hail—maybe more than 2 inches—may be part of the severe weather. The possibility of these storms might last throughout the night.

In the early hours of Tuesday, while severe thunderstorms and tornado warnings were issued throughout the Midwest, a network failure prevented the National Weather Service radar systems and several forecast offices from doing so.

A number of the Weather Service’s 122 offices experienced “intermittent” network problems during the over four-hour breakdown.

Approximately fifty tornado and thunderstorm warnings were issued across many states, including Missouri, Illinois, and Kentucky, because of the extreme weather that occurred during the outages, according to Daryl Herzmann, who operates the Iowa Environmental Mesonet and keeps a database of data on weather service watches and warnings nationwide.

Susan Buchanan, a spokeswoman for the Weather Service, stated that operations were back to normal as of 6:30 a.m. Eastern.