After suffering from a weekend of severe storms and tornadoes, several central states in the U.S. are once again expected to experience more potential deadly weather patterns this week. The National Weather Service, or NOAA, announced that the current spurt of dangerous storms are expected to continue through Monday afternoon.
According to the NOAA via Reuters, several states includin northwest Arkansas, far southeast Kansas, southern Missouri, Oklahoma and northern Texas are all currently expected to experience high winds, hail and tornadoes in their regions Monday afternoon.
NOAA prediction center’s interactive map showed that as of 3 p.m. Monday, the areas with the greatest risk vary from locations in central Missouri to North Texas include Oklahoma City, Norman and Tulsa, Okla.; Springfield, Mo.; and Wichita Falls, Texas. Areas with a slight risk of experiencing storms include Chicago, Ill.; Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas; Indianapolis, Ind.; and Detroit, Mich.
Click to see the National Weather Service’s interactive map here.
“A very moist atmosphere will become quite unstable again today,” the weather service said, according to Reuters. “This combined with strong favorable winds aloft will result in a risk of a few strong tornadoes, very large hail and damaging winds in the most intense storms.”
The NWS station in Norman, Okla., released a Tweet Monday, warning nearby residents to take precaution against the growing weather concerns, confirming signs of storm development were located as of 12:50 p.m.
Tornadoes in Kansas, Oklahoma and Iowa first touched down Sunday, injuring 21 and killing two; the storm reportedly claiming the lives of Shawnee, Okla., Steelman Estates Mobile Home Park residents, 79-year-old Glen Irish and 76-year-old Billy Hutchinson, the Associated Press reported Monday. Tornadoes in Forth Worth, Texas, also claimed lives this week. Ten cyclones left six dead and more than 100 injured Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.