Central Plains Severe Weather Outbreak: Will We Get It? - 06/03/14

A major severe weather event is unfolding in Nebraska and Iowa this evening.  Waves of severe thunderstorms have moved through producing straight line winds as high as 90 mph and tennis ball size hail.  You can see an image from one of the warned storms from earlier this evening to the right.

So will we see any of this?  Yes and no.  Yes, we will see thunderstorms... but not as extreme as what they are seeing out west today.  The Storm Prediction Center has put us under a slight risk for severe weather Wednesday night into early Thursday.  This will be for communities along and north of I40.  An area of low pressure will swing our way late Wednesday, producing thunderstorms through Kentucky.  Storms are expected to push south through Wednesday evening and early Thursday, producing heavy rain and small hail.  Damaging winds will also be a threat.

While a tornado cannot be ruled out, I think our main concern will be heavy rain and wind.  Be sure to tune into FOX17 This Morning with Craig Edwards for the latest forecast beginning at 5am. 

 

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Last Update on April 20, 2015 07:08 GMT

FIRST FAMILY-HIKE

McLEAN, Va. (AP) -- It was a family spring outing. But in this case it's the first family. President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, and daughters Malia and Sasha took a walk in the woods yesterday. They hiked along trails just outside Washington at Great Falls Park in Virginia. The president greeted two eager kids. He also took a selfie with an onlooker before starting along the woody trail. The 50-minute trek ended as a light drizzle began.

LESTER'S GLOVE

CHICAGO (AP) -- It was a throw to first -- and not just the ball. Cubs Pitcher Jon Lester fielded a ball that was hit back to him. But the ball got stuck in the webbing of his glove. When he couldn't get it loose, he flipped his glove underhanded to first basemen Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo dropped his own glove and caught Lester's mitt, ball and all for the out. But the Cubs went on to lose to the San Diego Padres yesterday 5-2.

UNIVERSITY-FRESH FOOD

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Burgers made with grass-fed beef and topped with local cheese. That's what could be on the menu soon for University of Utah students. The school is committed to spending more on fresh, locally produced food. The move comes after students asked for more sustainable menus. University President David Pershing has signed the Real Food Challenge, making a commitment to spend 20 percent of the school's food budget on so-called real food over the next five years.

ANTARCTICA HIATUS

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) -- When Lee Clark moved for a job, it wasn't across town or even across the country. She went to Antarctica. Clark says she applied on a whim for a 911 dispatcher position at the bottom of the world. More than a year later she finally heard back and got the job offer. Clark recently completed her 8-month stint at McMurdo Station. She says Antarctica was so quiet and calm. So, what did she miss? Clark tells the DeKalb Daily Chronicle she couldn't wait to get back to roller derby. She practiced with her roller derby team the day after she returned to Illinois.

 
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